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  •  Timing is everything, and we blew it. (6+ / 0-)

    We're on the backside of the Window of Opportunity where we can do much about the rapidly approaching insurmountable problems.

    I think the climate changes will come on so quickly and be so disastrous that there will be no denying that we've really messed things up. But it will be too late for effective change as feedback loops kick in and problems increase exponentially.

    We'll see mass migrations away from the coasts and places that have become inhabitable for one reason or another. Starvation, drought, wars, disease, huge uncontrollable wildfires...just like we see now but on a much larger scale.

    Too bad that Zero Population Growth wasn't taken seriously when it was a big issue in the late 60's and early 70's as too many of  'us' is at the root of all these problems.

    Too bad that so many humans are driven by greed and/or religious fundamentalism, both which benefit from un-controlled growth.

    My comfort is that the Earth will survive our impacts. Nature always has and always will bat last.

    Granny Storm Crow's MMJ Reference List-686 pages of hyperlinks in PDF format Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery. Today is a gift and that's why it's called "The Present".

    by elkhunter on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 11:11:02 AM PDT

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