Latest post of the previous page:Dear Nick,
When I warned you that we would be going the way of the dinosaurs when the World population reaches 50 billion, I was pulling my punches.Even if the population remains static, the World will become unlivable in a couple of Centuries. First of all, the natural resources are disappearing at an alarming rate, these include much of the prime land area, where 90% of humans live and grow food. They will disappear when the polar ice-caps melt and they are innundated! And that little bit left will soon disappear under garbage land-fills! The GPGP warns us that oceans will be so polluted that we can't eat the fish in them! All the natural resources like minerals and fuel will be depleted. The forests will disappear and we will suffocate in the carbon dioxide atmosphere! All the fresh water will be polluted! Compound this with the struggle to conquor the World by some people! We don't need a killer asteroid to extinct us. We are entirely capable of doing it ourselves!
The great Prophet Stephen Hawking warned us about this because he was worried about Human Destiny. Most of us are just concerned about our generation or two, that is very near-sighted!