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"Re(2):O.T.(1):The End of the World according " , posted Tue 9 Jul 12:41
They have a point regarding the overconsumption of our natural resources, but I seriously doubt that the world will explode on Jan. 1, 2050. I think they're just trying to scare us into action. Perhaps scare tactics are necessary at this point, though.
You're right about overpopulation, though. I honestly believe that there should be a qualifying exam for parenthood, but there's little chance of that. Freedom is a wonderful thing, but in many ways, it's inherently self-destructive.
Humanity has evolved beyond Nature, and we're no longer part of the natural order of things. While lately we've been trying to alter our attitude towards the environment, and are starting to realize the error of our ways, our rate of expansion and consumption are not natural, and Nature has ways of balancing out the population (remember the Black Death of the 14th century? Imagine such a disease now, with our population density at the level it is today.)
Sorry about the rant, but I think about this topic rather a lot. All of this is, of course, my ramblings, and shouldn't be taken too seriously. Anyway, the world's supposed to end in December of 2016, when the Aztec calendar runs out. Eveybody knows that...
The Slithery-Dee came out of the sea.
He ate all the others
but he didn't eat me.