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Friday, July 14, 2017
The Uninhabitable Earth

" .. Several of the scientists I spoke with proposed global warming as the solution to Fermi’s famous paradox, which asks, If the universe is so big, then why haven’t we encountered any other intelligent life in it? The answer, they suggested, is that the natural life span of a civilization may be only several thousand years, and the life span of an industrial civilization perhaps only several hundred. In a universe that is many billions of years old, with star systems separated as much by time as by space, civilizations might emerge and develop and burn themselves up simply too fast to ever find one another. Peter Ward, a charismatic paleontologist among those responsible for discovering that the planet’s mass extinctions were caused by greenhouse gas, calls this the “Great Filter”: “Civilizations rise, but there’s an environmental filter that causes them to die off again and disappear fairly quickly,” he told me. “If you look at planet Earth, the filtering we’ve had in the past has been in these mass extinctions.” The mass extinction we are now living through has only just begun; so much more dying is coming .."
[Source: nymag.com]

This quote is taken from an article I recently got from a friend's son living in California.

In short it says: We are doomed - no escape, we are already far beyond the 'point of no return'.

There are days when I highly appreciate to be 72 years of age. I won't have to live through what is going to happen after 2050 .... lucky me.

°update°
Have a look how 'Christians' argue against climate change - it's a good example of how religion makes/keeps people dumb.

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