DailyDirt: The End Of The World As We Know It

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Predicting the end of the world has been a famously difficult calculation. Population growth trends have not proven to follow a continuously exponential path, so we've easily avoided previous calls of Malthusian catastrophe. However, it's still possible that we've only managed to postpone the sixth major extinction event, and our technological cleverness won't be able to save us next time. Here are just a few modern predictions of doom that could ruin some retirement plans. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: civilization, doom and gloom, global climate change, green revolution, malthusian catastrophe, population growth
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    CK20XX (profile), 27 Mar 2014 @ 12:18am

    Re: Density of Errors

    On the subject of extinction events, it'd be nice to see some research about how the mass die-off of species that's occurring now will come back to bite humans in the rear and help us go the way of the dodos we've sent packing. One reason that may happen is because the less species diversity there is in the world, the easier it is for pathogens to spread. You know how computer viruses can infect more computers when they all have the same OS and the same security holes? Biological viruses work the same way!

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