Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Global Warming

Today, on the way home today I heard an argument about global warming that I had never really heard, but similar to other arguments.  The guy stated that we are human beings, and therefore animals, just like all other animals on the planet.  We have altered our environment, like other species have.  It is a completely natural thing to do, and so we should not worry about it.

While talking to Crab Mama about this, we came to the conclusion that this is completely natural.  What happens is that the top of the food chain ends up over-indulging and the food chain completely collapses.  Once this happens, the population completely collapses and reduces to something like 10% of the original population.

So, what will happen, if we continue along the path that we are traveling, is that we will completely destroy our food chain and our population will be decimated.  Luckily, we in the United States of America won't suffer nearly as much as the rest of the world, because we will continue to buy land to grow cattle and corn over the whole globe while the rest of the world starves to death.  Well, the strong survive, which is also completely natural.

It is pretty clear that people will just come into a new equilibrium with nature (the similar argument), but there is an extremely good chance that this will be with a significantly reduced population.  Which is completely natural.  Which is sad.

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