[LINK] On the Day that you were born (UN Population Clock)

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Wed Nov 9 02:25:32 AEDT 2011

Kim Holburn wrote:

> Not really.  It just annunciates that most species on earth are extinct and the most likely fate for all species is extinction.   The typical population curve of any species is an exponential rise then sudden crash to extinction.  That all is known fact.  The Carter Catastrophe says that the most likely time for a member of a species to live is near the place where there are equal numbers of lives on either side of it in the curve.  Because the curve is mostly exponential, that point is quite close to the crash.  The Carter Catastrophe says therefore we are living near the end of our species.  It's not widely accepted.

If may be hubris on my part, but we are, after all, the only species on the planet
that can modify and adapt most environments to suit our needs. We have used our
intelligence to great advantage to increase our numbers rapidly.

Then again, we are quite capable of destroying the very ecosystems we depend on
for life.

My gut feel is the human stupidity and shortsightedness and greed will win over the
relatively rare commodity of conservation and commonsense.


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