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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 03:39 AM

15. Life by 2100? Well...

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We are killing the planet's life, yet Israel has a 3.1 child fertility rate! Why?

A/C and desalination shall become essential solutions, but I think our environment will be much worse than those can solve long-term. Hint: food. Arable land will disappear. Build huge air-conditioned domes where food can be grown? Perhaps, but does Israel in particular have the space? (That brings up more ugly thoughts, such as war and armies to defend these assets.)

And then there's the little problem for all of the planet: Lowered planetary oxygen rates. Warming is increasing exponentially! And it's killing the oxygen-producing phytoplankton in earth's increasingly acidic oceans!* Our major sources of oxygen are those phytoplankton and of course the little remaining rainforest which are now being cut everyday.

I think this article is rather too optimistic and am expecting earth to become a dystopian world by 2100.

*"Phytoplankton are responsible for 70% of Earth's oxygen production. ...Phytoplankton levels have declined by 40% since 1950 due to the warming of the ocean."

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