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NASA-Backed Study Says Humanity Is Pretty Much Screwed


Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, NASA, Humanity, humans, study, environment )

Mari
- 128 days ago - gizmodo.com
A new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says the world's industrial societies are poised to collapse under the weight of their own unsustainable appetites for resources.



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Mari 's (1365)
Monday March 17, 2014, 4:05 am
Couldn't they have used another word other than Screwed? :/ Like headed to Extinction
 

Bob P. (425)
Monday March 17, 2014, 10:09 am
Thanks Mari's.....any word you use does it really matter....just so unbelievable they needed a study to realize this
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Monday March 17, 2014, 2:15 pm
At some point we´re headed to extinction, there is no other way.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Monday March 17, 2014, 2:20 pm


Slow down...., consume less..... let's say that we in the so called 'developed world' have some (a rather big one even) margin, we use/consume so much hat less 'can be discussed'.

But try to explain this to those who live in the emerging countries, try to explain with good reasons why THEY don(t have the right to do what you (ok, and I) did (and still do....) for years, spoiling the (their) world doing so....

Pretty much screwed....? Hard to be more screwed than we are....
 

Phil P. (89)
Monday March 17, 2014, 3:52 pm
How much did they spend to tell us what we've known intuitively for a long time?
 

Susan B. (4)
Monday March 17, 2014, 5:53 pm
We are doing it to ourselves.
 

Kamia T. (66)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:34 pm
Sad, but true. However, each of INDIVIDUALLY does have the option to consume less; to stockpile food and/or grow our own; to begin to live much more in harmony with all of nature; to quit buying the latest and greatest and find that place of enough. Will it save ALL of humanity, no probably not. Might it save you? Absolutely.
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:41 pm
The extinction of the human specie is needed now to save the Planet Earth.

About a few thousand years would be needed for the Planet Earth to clean itself.

"“The plants, crops, and animal species man has wrought by his own hand would be wiped out in a century or two,” Wilson says. In a few thousand years, “the world would mostly look as it did before humanity came along—like a wilderness.”"



ty, Mari.
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Jim Phillips (3215)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:42 pm
Whoops... The link for the quote:

http://discovermagazine.com/2005/feb/earth-without-people#.UyeidN3vipU

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Nimue P. (220)
Monday March 17, 2014, 9:32 pm
Hardly surprising.
 

Alan Lambert (85)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 1:45 am
Nah, screwed is good...
 

Nancy C. (797)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 6:54 am
reminds me of the book written about not "if" but "when" we're not around and what will happen sequentially...
 

Jaime A. (32)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 7:30 am
Noted.
 

Dianne T. (0)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 7:54 am
What a waste of money, extinction is the ultimate end for every species so why spend money to 'prove' it.
 

Shirley B. (5)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 2:10 pm
Send a copy to Congress.
 
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