The disaster movie called human civilization

Everybody with half a brain is secretly watching it unfold. They don't want to admit it, but something deep inside tells them they need to know what our status is, or they'll be left behind not knowing what happened, and that's not an option. So they sit back and watch the next episode of the new season; When *will* the oxygen levels really drop as a result of plankton depletion or are they already dropping, when will it be too hot where we live, where can we go to survive, who's going to control, service or shutdown the 444 nuclear power facilities when they reside in areas that are no longer habitable? Let's see what captain Paul Watson has to say about it, because he really knows his…

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The Blue Ocean Event

What many don't seem to realize is that the CO2 we're emitting is cumulative, it's not going away anytime soon, it's a growing blanket around the Earth, and now we're living in a greenhouse because of that. Which is why the top three warmest Mays have all occurred in the last three years. This course of events was already known in 1896. And while all this is known, every day we keep on adding 240000 new humans to a planet that has a limited amount of resources. Something does not compute. At some point that concept will crash. And we're beginning to see when that could be. My rough estimate, with the data available now, with the changes predicted for the way we plan to live, is that…

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Sorry, we ran out of habitat.

How cruel would that be; Humans finally figure out which genes reverse aging, verify that it works, stop aging related diseases, exploit and distribute the therapies for it, and then; Whoops, the 1 planet we need to live on (while we already needed 2 more to feed everyone) dies under our feet while we weren't looking! With an ice-free Arctic, huge methane releases, temperature rise, sea-level rise, dying oceans, crumbling ecosystems, and finally 430 failing nuclear power facilities, we go extinct. We can leave a note on some satellite, saying: "Sorry, would have loved to meet you one day, and we know it's hard to understand, but even though we knew how to last forever ourselves, we couldn't sustain our one and only habitat."

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Je koopt tegenwoordig al een prima fiets voor 40 euro. En dat zijn dan betrouwbare tweedehandsen, vaak nog opgeknapt ook. Maar nee, er was weer zo'n kloothommel die het vanochtend nodig vond om de Puch van mijn vriendin in zijn busje te tillen toen 'ie toevallig toch al grof vuil aan het plunderen was in Amsterdam Noord op woensdag 17 februari rond 7 uur. Voor de zekerheid even de details, mocht iemand iets herkennen, laat me weten (mail aan ); merk/model: Puch Elegance Plus Dames - bruin hard lederen zadel (dus niet het witte origineel zoals op de foto!) - groen wit zilver gekleurd en bewerkt frame - zwart hoog stuur - zilverkleurige fietstassen achterop - Versnellingen: N7 Naaf shimano Er zit (zat ws. inmiddels) een yepp…

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Is time a simulation?

A while ago, posed the question; "Is Our Universe A Fake?". In that question it already puts "our" universe next to others, like it has to be plural. Anyhow, the question doesn't really get answered by any of the 'experts' questioned in the article, they're merely hypothesizing. Something amiss in all views, if you ask me; That UK Astronomer (Martin Rees) misses the fact that if our universe as a whole would be a simulation, the time-factor could be as well. Or at least our experience of space and time would be, so those 5 billion years are only that long in this sim, not for the controlling entity. But then again, if we would be (part of) a sim of some other advanced being, why would…

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