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We should give up trying to save the planet

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:32 PM

Saving the planet from climate change is 'beyond our ability' and we should stop wasting time trying to tackle global warming, a leading scientist has claimed

James Lovelock, who first detected CFCs in the atmosphere and proposed the Gaia hypotheses, claims society should retreat to 'climate-controlled cities' and give up on large expanses of land which will become uninhabitable.

http://www.telegraph...s-Lovelock.html

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:25 PM

Nice idea. They'd have to be guarded, though, to keep out the poor souls who couldn't afford the entrance fee.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

the tempo of the earth song by michael jackson is slowing and slowing

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:05 PM

I  think that's a ridiculous idea.   i don't think we can survive on this earth  ALONE...  or in bubbles.   Small groups might be able to live in bubble towns for awhile.. but it's certainly not a solution.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:47 PM

The earth can save itself quite fine...providing we quit doing stupid things and learn to refine our technology so our devices, homes and industries use less power THEN maybe all these alternative sources can supply us with the energy we need.


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 09 April 2014 - 12:32 PM, said:

Saving the planet from climate change is 'beyond our ability' and we should stop wasting time trying to tackle global warming, a leading scientist has claimed

James Lovelock, who first detected CFCs in the atmosphere and proposed the Gaia hypotheses, claims society should retreat to 'climate-controlled cities' and give up on large expanses of land which will become uninhabitable.
Saving "the planet" from climate change means saving ourselves from climate change.  Extinction for us is a real possibility.  Is he saying we should go extinct?
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

Fortunately Lovelock isn't taken terribly seriously in the world of science. Definitely on the fringe.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 05:25 PM

Idiotic comment. Until we try it, we have no idea what we can achieve.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:47 AM

I think this could work...

except for a few minor problems... like:

No agriculture - or at least not enough - which means no food...
No resources gathered -whcih means no ability to maintain the "bubbles"...
Strict (i.e. Harsh) population/breeding control so we don't need to build more or bigger bubbles...

I think this is a brilliant idea... except for the whole "destruction of the human race/ civilization" thing...


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 05:03 PM

The story was already written - he is just copying from Logan's Run.

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