Exploring Hydrocarbon Depletion
pstarr wrote: the dead sea lion photograph (to which AdamB refers) was from our biological survey, an effort to create a baseline mortality rate in the North Pacific.
pstarr wrote:You are a jerk.
asg70 wrote:pstarr wrote:You are a jerk.
All I see here are dueling ad hominems that do nothing but waste people's time to read.
pstarr wrote:Here's something to consider.
A new study shows that corals around Japan are moving north at incredible speeds.More evidence that the earth is a complex system, that species adapt and move and fill ecological niches with abundant life. The deserts are greening with CO2 fertilization."One species has even moved an amazing 14 kilometers a year. This could mean that Ocean ecosystems could shift rapidly due to climate-change impacts such as warming seas."
Runaway global warming is a peak-oil denialists distraction. It helps folks avoid the real burning issue: we are running out of oil . . . right now. We don't need to wait 50 years for collapse. It has started
.Those are poor countries like in Africa. So PO, with less food produced and less trade would be devastating to those countries. That is why I feel PO will usher in severe consequences sooner but I could be wrong given the drought situation already unfolding in AfricaCurrently, there are no less than 66 countries who are unable to produce their own food due to water and land limitations, which means 16% of the globe’s population relies on imported food sourced from countries abroad
It has always been worrisome to me that every so-called solution to global warming subverts rather than enhances human freedom and advances the power of the state to regulate energy, industrial activity, and individual behavior That seems to me, a denier, or whatever term you want to use, a potentially greater threat to the future of human welfare than even climate change. Václav Klaus, the former president of the Czech Republic, made this same point when he declared: “What is at risk is not the climate but freedom.”
Isaac Asimov on dignity
Q: What happens to the idea of the dignity of the human species if this population growth continues at its present rate?
It will be completely destroyed. I like to use what I call my bathroom metaphor: If two people live in an apartment, and there are two bathrooms, then both have freedom of the bathroom. You can go to the bathroom anytime you want to and stay as long as you want to for whatever you need. And everyone believes in the freedom of the bathroom; it should be right there in the Constitution.
But if you have twenty people in the apartment and two bathrooms, no matter how much every person believes in freedom of the bathroom, there is no such thing. You have to set up times for each person, you have to bang at the door: “Aren’t you through yet?” and so on. In the same way, democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears. It doesn’t matter if someone dies. The more people there are, the less one individual matters.
— Isaac Asimov, American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books (1920-1992),
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