[LINK] The End Is Nigh [Was: On the Day that you were born (UN

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Fri Nov 11 12:15:54 AEDT 2011

On 11/11/2011 3:30 AM, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> David wrote:
>>> Humanity will be no great loss to the universe. The pity is that we
>>> look like taking the rest of life on Earth with us.
>> (Rick) It would dreadfully difficult to wipe out all microbiotic life..
>> Better minds than mine have warned against assuming that we cannot make
>> such a mess of the world that it will no longer support life as we know
>> <http://350orbust.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/carl-sagan-and-stephen-
> hawking-on-effects-of-global-warming-the-runaway-greenhouse-effect-on-
> venus-is-a-valuable-reminder-to-take-the-increasing-greenhouse-effect-on-
> earth-seriously/>.
> Maybe .. otoh, it's Friday .. and ..
> Live Forever? Computer Says Yes
> ...
Yes, well. If we can avoid messing up too badly, maybe.

If you look back to the originating message, there's reason for doubt. 
After the planet's human population reached a billion, it doubled in a 
little more than a century. It then tripled in quite a lot less than a 
century. As the Yanks say; "Do the math".

David Boxall                         | ignorance more frequently
                                     | begets confidence than does
http://david.boxall.id.au            | knowledge
                                     | --Charles Darwin (introduction
                                     |  to 'The Descent of Man' 1871)

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