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  •  Some places will have water & a decent climate (10+ / 0-)

    but billions of people will be trying to move from impacted locations to habitable ones on the path we're going down.

    It's very hard to visualize the possible scenarios, but I have tried. The hard part is that ecological constraints combine with climate constraints as humans continue to damage ecosystems and destroy habitat.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

    by FishOutofWater on Fri May 17, 2013 at 06:18:17 PM PDT

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    •  I frequently try to imagine how this will all play (6+ / 0-)

      out. I find it both terrifying and oddly fascinating.

      So many factors seem to be coming to a head. The planet has far too any humans living an unsustainable lifestyle. China and India continue to become more westernized consumers. Food and water are going to increasingly become major issues. Ocean acidification will add to the misery. Oceanic dead spots continue to proliferate. CO2 levels reach levels not seen in millions of years and continue to increase at an accelerating rate. The arctic is melting. Bees are declining. Any one of these issues would be cause for concern on its own. Their combined, potentially synergistic effect is hard to imagine. Mix in global politics and it is quite a nasty stew.

    •  Don't you think that whole business with (2+ / 0-)
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      forcing Asheville to privatize its water supply is because these greedy bastards see that they can reap a haul from the coming scarcity of water? They will rake it in wherever and from whomever they can.

      What I think they don't see is that at some point (and water is probably it) their precious angry Tea Party people will turn their massive arsenals on them. This is the scenario I project.

      Force is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one. Marx

      by Marihilda on Sat May 18, 2013 at 05:01:21 AM PDT

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