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  •  Another thing on Mount Toba eruption (5+ / 0-)

    Some people who survived the massive culling of human life were either out of the way of disaster or could migrate out from the area of catastrophe during the volcanic winter.

    Migration is conducive to human survival when the world's continents, rivers, and oceans aren't carved up into political boundaries. Now, cities like Abidjan, Dhaka, New York, and Amsterdam face unprecedented, phenomenal risks of flooding refugees. And the agriculture that paved over millions of hectares of grassland and forest? Do we suppose we will just migrate to Canada and Siberia? Without any political, societal, or economic backlash? Nah. I think the survivalist, transient tendencies and non-political global structure of hunter-gatherer tribes during Toba and other climate change events may have been a huge advantage to human survival. On a global scale, I'm still pretty skeptical, to say the least, that the political structure of today isn't a hindrance, except for the few sovereign nations that sustain the least damage.

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

    by rovertheoctopus on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 01:36:35 PM PST

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    •  To say nothing of all the poisoned areas that we (1+ / 0-)
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      now have to avoid. The Chernobyl, Love Canal and other man made disasters that have hazards invisible to the uninformed. To say nothing of the effects of ocean acidification and it's effect on sea life, overfishing, toxic dumping and general climate chaos. I could go on. It's a much more dangerous world to be wandering now in many ways. And we're much less adapted to it than our ancestors were.

      Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

      by FarWestGirl on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 06:18:59 PM PST

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