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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 10:37 AM

9. Actually you are sort of correct...


this election is likely sealing the fate of the human race.

Scientists are marking this period as the end of the Holocene epoch and the beginning of the next epoch where the major feature is a climate created by mankind.

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2013/09/paleoclimate-the-end-of-the-holocene/

It is also the time of the 6th great extinction event in the history of the planet.

This will be hard for a lot of people to grasp given that the Holocene epoch started around 10,000 years ago which is ALL that recorded human history knows about.

There are three areas of the planet driving this man-made change of epoch (not asteroids or solar activity or other activity, but the activity of mankind). They are Europe, North America, and China.

Europeans have been doing their part... Germany has huge amounts of solar electric generating capability... Denmark and Spain have recorded days where all of their electric consumption was generated by renewables... whole days...

China... they have a plan... but I worry how quickly they will move forward with it.

And then there is the United States... we alone are sticking our heads in the sand and saying "neah neah neah".

We have maybe 10 years to stop the change of Epochs... maybe. 10 years to keep the planet on course to provide enough food to feed 4 to 5 billion of us (sorry, I know we are over 7 billion... and we actually grow enough to feed all 7 billion, but we can't seem to work out how to ensure that all 7 billion actually get the food they need).

So we have maybe a decade... or 2 Presidential terms... to solve the issue and drag everyone here kicking and screaming into a post fossil fuel economy. Trump absolutely won't do it... Clinton probably won't do it... Sanders MIGHT do it.

And it looks like Sanders won't be there.

So, yeah, this election is about the end of the world (for humans, the planet will be just fine without us).

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