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  •  What bothers me the most is the 2012 scenario (0+ / 0-)

    Sure most people will die off, (maybe the 10 billion or so humans our population is projected to have expanded to by 2050), but a few of the rich will survive in enormously expensive arks built someplace where after all the damage is done they can sustain our civilization and culture and perhaps a few well favored species to accompany us in rebuilding.

    That isn't going to happen.

    What's going to happen is Malthusian; opportunistic disease, plague, drought, flood, fire, famine, resource war, species after species gone forever, dead oceans and rainforests no longer producing oxygen, methane hydrate releases on the order of three earth atmospheres, rising sea levels taking out 90% of the world's cities, economic collapse as rising fuel prices make it impossible to commute to work or to shop at stores, ...

    In our lifetimes.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Fri May 20, 2011 at 10:43:03 PM PDT

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