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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    JWW (profile), 26 Mar 2014 @ 8:31pm

    Dang

    You almost suckered me into reading that Scientific American piece, until I noticed it was by Michael Mann. He's out there selling his hockey stick again. He is a fraud, the climate science community would do well to turn it's back on him.

    Oh and the feeding the world bit? GMOs will help us be able to feed the world, not keep us from being able to do so. It's sickening to see the anti GMO crowd condemning kids is Asia to blindness because of their fear mongering about golden rice.

    Is tech dirt becoming a progressive blog now, or is it still about copyright and patent issues in technology?

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