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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

MORE than 15,000 scientists from around the world have signed a terrifying letter warning of an imminent apocalypse. The message is called "Warning to Humanity" and is an ominous vision of the grim fate awaiting Planet Earth. The message updates an original Warning from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which was made in 1992. Now the global scientific community's view of the future is even bleaker. Apart from the hole in the ozone layer, which has now been stabilized, every one of the major threats identified in 1992 has worsened. Runaway consumption of precious resources by an exploding population remains the biggest danger facing humankind, say the scientists.

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Thousands? I got one here that says its all hokum.

So it's not settled.

Sincerely

GOPtards.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-13 02:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Rs are willing and eager to sentence their kids to this but still call themselves "pro life." More like pro bribes. Their trolls will show up here ranting about fake news. Sigh.

#2 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-11-13 04:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

are they the same guys that predicted an upcoming ice age?
-that guy

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-11-13 04:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3

Or are they the ones that changed the terms because the weather climate wouldn't cooperate with their predictions?

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2017-11-13 10:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Are these the same scientists who said "Don't stare at the sun?"

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-13 10:25 PM | Reply

"Runaway consumption of precious resources by an exploding population remains the biggest danger facing humankind, say the scientists."
Any actual proposals here to combat exploding population and resource consumption, a danger greater than climate change?
If climate change increases the area and speed of crop growth, would that be an overall 'good' for humankind?

#6 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-11-14 10:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

God will protect us and stuff.
-GOP

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-14 01:40 PM | Reply

"Runaway consumption of precious resources by an exploding population remains the biggest danger facing humankind, say the scientists."
Any actual proposals here to combat exploding population and resource consumption, a danger greater than climate change?
If climate change increases the area and speed of crop growth, would that be an overall 'good' for humankind?

#6 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

There are lots of good proposals. Try reading sometime.
And unfortunately crops are only one resource.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-14 01:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Dang, what a ginormous conspiracy. There's so much fake news these days, it almost makes a fella wonder if everybody except Fox News, Alex Jones and our beloved president is a liar!

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-14 01:53 PM | Reply

Republicans are becoming an enemy of mankind.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-14 01:58 PM | Reply

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... "Warning to Humanity" ...

If they want Republicans to read it, they should use a different salutation.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-14 02:11 PM | Reply

.. "Warning to Humanity" ...
If they want Republicans to read it, they should use a different salutation.

#11 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

You have to use lots of pictures.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-14 02:18 PM | Reply

You have to use lots of pictures.

#12 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

BIG pictures (and small words).

#13 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-11-14 02:27 PM | Reply

Let's fix the biggest problem they list first:

1)"By failing to adequately limit population growth"

How many of you are volunteering?

Next:

2)Reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth

Any volunteers? (aka give your money up)

#14 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-14 02:47 PM | Reply

"By failing to adequately limit population growth"

I'm 100% for this.

Especially considering there are people having children who can't afford to take care of them and aren't responsible enough to be parents.

Abortions for all!!

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-14 03:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Let's fix the biggest problem they list first:
1)"By failing to adequately limit population growth"
How many of you are volunteering?
Next:
2)Reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth
Any volunteers? (aka give your money up)

#14 | POSTED BY PINKYANTHEBRAIN

You and your ilk are literally ensuring both of these problems are getting worse.

And hey Einstein, we are going to be paying one way or another. A little money now to limit the causes or a hell of a lot more later to deal with the consequences.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-14 03:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Let's fix the biggest problem they list first:
1)"By failing to adequately limit population growth"
How many of you are volunteering?
Next:
2)Reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth
Any volunteers? (aka give your money up)
#14 | POSTED BY PINKYANTHEBRAIN

I have to ask: Are you the type of idiot who doesn't change the oil in his car because you have to "give your money up" to change it? Isn't it a bit more expensive to buy a new engine every few years than just pay for the oil change?

#17 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-14 03:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If climate change increases the area and speed of crop growth, would that be an overall 'good' for humankind?

#6 | Posted by Avigdore

Exxon thanks you for repeating their newest talking point, free of charge.

Despite the fact at all their old talking points turned out to be lies.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-14 03:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"If climate change increases the area and speed of crop growth, would that be an overall 'good' for humankind?
#6 | Posted by Avigdore"

Wouldn't that depend on there being crop shortages?

As it is, people are too fat. More crops is therefore a harm!

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-14 03:16 PM | Reply

#16 & #17 Be part of the solution then...Volunteer..... nothing is stopping you

#20 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-14 03:30 PM | Reply

Thousands? I got one here that says its all hokum.
So it's not settled.
#1 | Posted by 726

And that scientist works for Exxon so that make him unbiased in deciding the future of all humanity.

Population, as the story says, is at the root of the problem. If there were a lot fewer people we could all drive coal burning SUVs and it wouldn't hurt the climate. The surest way to slow population growth is to educate women and give them access to birth control. Rs seem to hate the idea of both.

#21 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-11-14 03:40 PM | Reply

If climate change increases the area and speed of crop growth, would that be an overall 'good' for humankind?

#6 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE AT 2017-11-14 10:50 AM | REPLY |

You start with a big IF. No buckwheat, climate change is not helping more crops grow. You see there are more ingredients than temperature required for growing crops. Soil and moisture conditions have to be right as well.

Raising the temperature a few degrees does not turn crappy soil into good soil

The problem with climate change is the speed at which it is occurring. If the temperature rises and stays that way for many many hundreds of years some additional land may become useable for crops but in the meantime some of the best cropland from a few decades ago is useless.

1/3rd of our arable land has been lost in the last 40 years worldwide.

www.theguardian.com

#22 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-11-14 03:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#6 | Posted by Avigdore

And to pile on with #22 | Posted by hatter5183...

I guess my takeaway is the point is too big of a population with too much consumption.

The abuse of water resources is just beginning to be felt. The Ogallala Aquifer for example has been nearly drained by midwest farmers. No more water no more crops... Or Look at what has happened to the Aral Sea since 1960. It's now the Aral Pond.

And you aren't going to be able to drill for Oil forever...

And how many other things do you need listed?

#23 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-14 04:03 PM | Reply

I blame Crooked Hillary!

This is just another one of those Liberal hoaxes that try and deflect from Loser Dems and why Crooked Hillary lost the elections.

Or it's China.

But, not China anymore because they have beautiful chocolate cake there so it has to be Iran...or North Korea, yeah that's it!

Iran (and the worst deal ever) is behind this one.

But, not the Russians because Putin said so.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-14 04:11 PM | Reply

#16 & #17 Be part of the solution then...Volunteer..... nothing is stopping you
#20 | POSTED BY PINKYANTHEBRAIN

I see you are definitely the Pinky in the equation...

Many of us already do give up money and time to protect the environment.

Unfortunately, Pinkys like you exist and destroy what good we do. Hence the scientists are worried.

#25 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-14 05:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#16 & #17 Be part of the solution then...Volunteer..... nothing is stopping you
#20 | POSTED BY PINKYANTHEBRAIN

I see you are definitely the Pinky in the equation...

More likely he is the ANT

A pissant.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-14 05:12 PM | Reply

Here's a funny little question: what if all peoples consumed resources at the same rate as the first world?

#27 | Posted by worldasifindit at 2017-11-14 07:50 PM | Reply

Many of us already do give up money and time to protect the environment.

#25 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Good for you toady....

1)How much money did you give?

2)What group did you give it to?

3)How many hours did you put in and to protect what?

Using the answers from 1,2,& 3, what did that do to fix the biggest problem of overpopulation?

What did I undo that you did toady?

#28 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-15 12:26 AM | Reply

As was previously stated, the factors that slow population growth tend to be things that the Right don't actively support. Raising people out of poverty, comprehensive sexual education, access to birth control, education for all and especially women, etc.

#29 | Posted by dylanfan at 2017-11-15 07:27 AM | Reply

failing to adequately limit population growth"

Environmentalists like the Sierra Club used to be in favor of zero population growth. Then they were called racist by the usual grievance mongers and dropped the subject.

#30 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-15 09:40 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Environmentalists like the Sierra Club used to be in favor of zero population growth. Then they were called racist by the usual grievance mongers and dropped the subject." - #30 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-15 09:40 AM

When all you have are lies then lying's all you can do.

#31 | Posted by Hans at 2017-11-15 09:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah yeah yeah. Just like weather postcasters, they are GREAT at telling us what has happened and giving us a lot of "peer-reviewed" science that is only "peer-reviewed" because they kick out anyone who shows proof that the science isn't 100% accurate. But when it comes to telling us when it will happen and how it will happen, notice how there are crickets? Of course humanity will eventually kill itself out if there are too many of us consuming resources, that doesn't take science to figure out. What would really help is to give accurate forecasts of what will happen and, here's the key point, be right about it. I'm still wondering what to do with the huge jackets I bought from the 1970s "Global Cooling" scare.

#32 | Posted by humtake at 2017-11-16 12:38 PM | Reply

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