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October 02, 2018, 01:57:47 AM
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In the 1850s we knew that carbon dioxide was a greenhouse gas.

In 1896 we knew that we were warming up the planet.


in 1990 we decided globally to reduce emissions.

Emissions have been increasing all the way up to 2018, 28 years after we decided that we were going to drop emissions.

The co2 in the atmosphere is increasing by around 3ppm per year. A ridiculous rate.

Somehow I don't think our cute little climate pacts like Paris are going to slow this trend.

The burning of coal, as it causes the atmosphere to heat up also paradoxically offsets some of the heating at the same time through the emission of particulates that drop the temperature.

Those particulates drop out of the atmosphere in a few weeks, CO2 stays up there for centuries. So when you stop burning carbon (which you inevitably have to as it is a non-renewable source) the climate heats even further and much quicker.

The sixth mass extinction is underway and we're the cause of it.


It's arrogant to think that humans can survive while the ecosystem dies. We rely on the productivity of the environment as much as all the other animals (if not more).

All it takes is about 3 years of failed crops for most of us to die of starvation. Maybe some humans can survive almost like astronauts in their own planet. But that's all that might be left.

I believe we have a real shot of survival if our technology somehow transcends the planet we live off off currently.

Interesting you mentioned that “shot of survival if our technology somehow transcends the planet we live off currently.” Because I often come across articles and even posts about how emerging technologies such as augmented and virtual realities are working to do just that –particularly, saving the planet by creating a shared virtual space where everything is digitized. I heard this could happen in a few decades. Have you heard about it?
https://www.decentpropaganda.com/the-path-to-freedom-is-digitized/

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October 02, 2018, 12:52:58 PM
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This is one of the greatest challenges that faces us.
Even if we manage to "heal" the planet and create a proper sustainable way of life for the human race, eventually the sun will stop shining and humans will disappear unless we find a way to create a sustainable life not based on a planet.
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October 07, 2018, 06:27:29 AM
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Superintelligence;Intelligence is very powerful. A tiny increment in problem-solving ability and group coordination is why we left the other apes in the dust. Now their continued existence depends on human decisions, not what they do. Being smart is a real advantage for people and organisations, so there is much effort in figuring out ways of improving our individual and collective intelligence: from cognition-enhancing drugs to artificial-intelligence software.
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October 07, 2018, 07:34:18 AM
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Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is the control over matter with atomic or molecular precision. That is in itself not dangerous – instead, it would be very good news for most applications. The problem is that, like biotechnology, increasing power also increases the potential for abuses that are hard to defend against.
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October 07, 2018, 11:08:51 AM
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George Carlin said the Earth is fine. Even if the eruption of supevulkan will destroy 90% of life on the planet, it will still be in order. Do not worry for the Earth. But the people of course the end. But the universe doesn't care.

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October 07, 2018, 11:27:42 AM
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This is one of the greatest challenges that faces us.
Even if we manage to "heal" the planet and create a proper sustainable way of life for the human race, eventually the sun will stop shining and humans will disappear unless we find a way to create a sustainable life not based on a planet.

Changes in the Sun will occur only in about 10 billion years. I really doubt that humanity will exist that long, considering all factors.
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October 21, 2018, 02:16:58 PM
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Artificial intelligence, bio-hacking and food shortages flagged as highest risk
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October 21, 2018, 03:11:05 PM
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All in all, humans and everything created by them are the threat to Earth. But - is it really threat to Earth? it may be rendered not-suitable for living, as it was during some period of time after meteor falling almost wiped the whole life on the planet, but look how it is now - almost no traces of past catastrophe.
It`s more correct to say 'threats to humanity', as nothing will happen to Earth.
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October 21, 2018, 07:52:28 PM
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Artificial intelligence, bio-hacking and food shortages flagged as highest risk
There isn’t anything to show that artificial intelligence is going to be a threat to the Earth in the future, your worries are pulled from fiction movies. But still I’d say that Mankind is the greatest threat to the earth.



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October 22, 2018, 12:23:54 AM
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Our planet has been going on to the hottest and the coldest weather so far. The nature has been sending signs to us that the Earth might collapsed one day and people is affecting little by little. I wish to address this issue more. And since the creator bestowed us the right to live in this planet, I hope for more organizations and more people to do something so that we can prevent the nature's destruction.
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October 22, 2018, 01:19:03 AM
Last edit: October 22, 2018, 01:37:16 AM by Balthazar
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Earth’s Greatest Threats are interpretations of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

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October 22, 2018, 11:03:42 AM
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My definition of a "threat" is anything that jeopardizes life's collective well-being.

The only threats worth paying attention to are those that can be controlled, which are a lot more than we may think.

Wars, epidemics, and climate change are all threats that can be eliminated if we were to combine all of the available technologies to create a blockchain-based 3D society.
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