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Oil export stop 2013
Peak energy 2020
Peak Homo Sapiens 2020 @ 7.5 billion
Population 2100 only 2 (TWO) billion
This is breath taking hot stuff
Tyler_JC wrote:I agree Tanada. The argument that we won't have the industrial capacity to build more than a half dozen nuclear plants per year is utterly fallacious. Just think about how much cement is being used to produce office buildings and football stadiums.
Is anyone actually arguing that we are going to keep building new football stadiums in a world of energy shortages instead of redirecting those resources to more profitable enterprises?
Not to mention the obivous fact that energy use and population growth are not related.
The countries with the highest energy use have declining populations and the countries with the lowest energy use have exploding populations.
Energy is NOT the limiting factor with regards to population levels.
Arable land and total food production might be that limit or it certain climates it might be water.
But cutting off 50% of America's energy would not lead to a massive population decline in the United States. An economic crisis? Sure. But a mass dieoff...I don't think so...
Shannymara wrote:If the economy tanks quickly and the minimal safety nets we currently have rip apart, people will rapidly get violent in some places, and hungry in even more places. Economic collapse caused population decline in Russia. Why are we immune?
Scientists From Around the Globe Join ABC News in a Forum on Surviving the Century By SARAH NAMIAS, June 12, 2008:
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