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THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Re: Planet Earth 2100?

Unread postby ohanian » Tue 22 May 2012, 10:25:18

The truth is who cares since you will never live to see it anyway. It might as well be heaven populated by 72 billion female virgins. It makes no difference whatsoever.
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Re: Planet Earth 2100?

Unread postby Roryrules » Tue 22 May 2012, 11:34:59

ohanian wrote:The truth is who cares since you will never live to see it anyway. It might as well be heaven populated by 72 billion female virgins. It makes no difference whatsoever.


Erm, if current increases in life expectancy continue quite a few posters on here might make it to 2100. It's not that far away, especially for us young'uns. So yeah, I care what Earth might be like in 2100 because I may well still be around, as might any future offspring of mine.

As for predictions, I'm going to be fairly bold here and predict that things will largely chug along as usual. Of course, there will be change, especially away from fossil fuels, but it'll largely be a gradual process. I'm not doubting that there'll be challenge ahead, but I reckon humanity will make it more or less intact.
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Re: Planet Earth 2100?

Unread postby JohnRM » Tue 22 May 2012, 14:20:30

If there are any humans left by 2100, it will be because their parents and grandparents survived decades of hell and utter hopelessness.
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Re: Planet Earth 2100?

Unread postby radon » Tue 22 May 2012, 15:06:43

Peak oil will be the thing of the past and this website will become boring.

Or not?
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Re: Planet Earth 2100?

Unread postby JohnRM » Tue 22 May 2012, 15:39:49

radon wrote:Peak oil will be the thing of the past and this website will become boring.

Or not?



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"No way, NOAA says we've got twice as much sunlight as we need"

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Re: Planet Earth 2100?

Unread postby GASMON » Tue 22 May 2012, 15:49:43

Re: Planet Earth 2100?

A corporate ruled bloody nightmare.

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Re: Planet Earth 2100?

Unread postby radon » Tue 22 May 2012, 15:54:10

GASMON wrote:Re: Planet Earth 2100?

A corporate ruled bloody nightmare.

Gas


Sounds like BAU.
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Re: Planet Earth 2100?

Unread postby Plantagenet » Tue 22 May 2012, 16:14:07

After the Mayan apocalypse of 2012, the giant Christian Rapture of 2048, the shiite vs. sunni suicide bomb wars of the 2070s, and the nuclear exchanges and germ warfare unleashed during the Inuit vs. Ubangi race wars of the 2090s there just won't be many people left by 2100.
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby Timo » Tue 22 May 2012, 16:29:32

In retrospect, the 21st Century sure was a big disappointment. In hindsight, we should have had more forethought.
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby Corella » Wed 23 May 2012, 04:41:18

I´d think it better to derive scenarios from acts than doing the opposite! Most radical advise everywhere within the forum come from personal projections from inside the authors heads. That´s hardly helpful.
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby Ibon » Wed 23 May 2012, 10:35:49

Corella wrote:Most radical advise everywhere within the forum come from personal projections from inside the authors heads. That´s hardly helpful.


Not only the radical ones...the reason any of us have hung on to this topic as long as we have has something to do with what you are stating here. And that is that the consequences of resource constraints in general represent a potential force to undermine the projections in all our heads whether they be political, economic, social, religious, etc.

I only remain active with this topic as long as I see the the way that peak oil, climate change and other resource constraints can act as catalysts toward a forced transformation........ because believe me, we are not capable of doing this willfully.........
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby Corella » Wed 23 May 2012, 13:03:33

Agreed Ibon, i quite share the same hope. Personally less optimistic according species distinction than yourself. And: i think issues might be even more delicate than physical resource constraints for itself. The grow of population came and have to come from biosphere. Physical resources are the means of harvesting it. This potentially boosts discussed effects of physical resource shortages. Most discussions approaching this are about fertilizer and its production. But that view is much too short. Population is depending on the grade and efficiency to make use from biosphere. I think most people here know about this classic:

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1 ... 9029384067
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby Corella » Fri 25 May 2012, 02:00:57

Correction: "species extinction".

Below please find a nice paper with a good summery of Vitousek´s findings (page 622) (forum member Cephalotus gave that hint in the German forum). Further on the author tries to estimate a bit closer the possible bias which is a very nice example no one can see sharp pictures inside nebula balls unless just imaging it. And it might give a hint, that there are more perspectives than just oil-flow-charts...

http://www.vaclavsmil.com/wp-content/up ... 13-636.pdf
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby onlooker » Sun 07 Jun 2015, 17:55:39

Virtually extinct/extinct or living much better because higher intelligence from outer space assisted in reconstructing society and cleaning and restoring Earth. :-D
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 08 Jun 2015, 08:25:58

onlooker wrote:Virtually extinct/extinct or living much better because higher intelligence from outer space assisted in reconstructing society and cleaning and restoring Earth. :-D



Interesting but i think an AI created on earth will save itself and maybe us ?

This AI / KI will be like a Messias createtd by Mankinds collective minds.

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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby onlooker » Thu 28 Jun 2018, 16:39:56

Well after "paying the price" of overshooting our environmental capacity, those humans who may still be around with a relatively intact technology/knowledge base can employ the ideas in this article to forge a better and more sustainable world
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44389413
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby Plantagenet » Sat 30 Jun 2018, 12:54:45

After President Malia Obama miscalculated and triggered a nuclear war and civilizational collapse in 2050, the world struggled to regain its footing. But since all the easy oil was gone, and all the easy metals had been mined, and all the cities were destroyed by nuclear bombs and rising sea levels, and all the farmland was of minimal use due to climate change, the few remaining people eventually gave up on trying to rebuild civilization, and instead decided to just party all the time, stopping the party only long enough to scavenge and eat the few remaining bags of corn nuts, cheetos and cans of spam they could find in the ruins of the few remaining towns.
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby draffen » Tue 03 Jul 2018, 15:07:28

The Canadians built a massive wall at their southern border to keep refugees out (especially from USA). I think this was around 2055 if I recall correctly that they finished that project.
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Wed 04 Jul 2018, 04:08:04

James Burke was the first and most comprehensive of the prognosticators. I'm sure he thought he was being pessimistic. Shows the entire history.

After the Warming

Closer to the truth, but still falls short.

The Age of Stupid

Both are worth the watch. James Burke is by far best. Wish it had turned out that way. But they clearly got a comprehensive warning in 1989.

But this is the best warning. A clip from Connections Season 1 Episode 1 (1980)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPcZ_5uCldg
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Re: THE Earth in 2100 Thread (merged)

Unread postby M_B_S » Wed 04 Jul 2018, 04:19:27

Hi Cid

Thx for the links

I was 18 years old 1989 and just ready with GAIA Theory J. Lovelock reading.

After that I knew we are doomed if nothing changed and .... nothing changed.

=> Climate War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2lMNvtY0WY

Prepare for the worst!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMCIgu2zjH4




Edge of Extinction: Elaborating on "This is Probably It"

Music on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSE03QVnXg0

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