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Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group Message Board › what is the downsides from here from the current human population level to a

what is the downsides from here from the current human population level to an increasing, decreasing, or a steady state..

A former member
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population pyramid visualizations for various nations.

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migration map visualizations for various nations.

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A former member
Post #: 8
The debate over investing in conservation over innovation is the wicked problem whose two sides are presented by Ehrlich and Simon.

What may occur if the conservative approach, Ehrlich, of conservation fails then innovation through social and technological, Simon, becomes the only means where by to preserve our human species.

The central point for our central planning is whether we should devote money, time, and energy towards conservation or towards technological innovation.

The systems of creating an artificially large numbered technologically induced produced population which may only be supported by innovation makes no non-technological human population possible.

This hazard of a human population increasing beyond our measure of technological innovation to feed itself maintains an ever-present existential threat of our human species dying out.

Society may only grow and shrink around the level of technology to feed and educate itself. This may be restricted by the gatekeepers of 'manufacturing' or a specialized group of knowledge creators such as physicists.

Today, we now seem to have slammed the brakes on conservation and hit the pedal to the metal to innovation to preserve our species 'good life'. We have no looking back today ecologically now, at all, its technology from here on out baby to save our human race.

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Paul Sabin: "The Bet: Our Gamble for Earth's Future" | Talks at Google

A former member
Post #: 9
I don't know what to say about CO2 accumulating in the atmosphere always making hockey sticks in government produced models.

Some things are not incentivised to be solved by central authorities.

*edit* I suppose all our CO2 data is available to everyone.

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NASA | Geoengineering and Climate Intervention: What We Need to Know [HD]


I would be more in line with Lawrence Lessig in that private enterprise may make the public feel more secure about how their CO2 data was handled, processed, and transformed into private models than possibly CO2 models made by central authorities who may further abuse the social contract. I understand, though, he may be an advocate of and for central authority and planning.

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Public vs Private Efforts to Map the Human Genome


Concepts for directly and deliberately manipulating Earth's climate system, collectively referred to as "geoengineering," have been proposed as contingency responses to global warming. Their consideration is motivated by accelerating fossil-fuel use and growing evidence of rapid changes underway in our planet's atmosphere, land, and oceans. While stabilizing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions provides a direct, long-term solution to mitigating climate change, establishing effective strategies and making substantive progress may take time. Some forms of geoengineering in concert with mitigation efforts have been suggested to avoid or reduce the risk of the most damaging climate impacts such as abrupt and irreversible tipping-point events. Yet geoengineering itself is complex and fraught with additional issues and risks that are still poorly understood. Satellite observing systems can play a key role in improving scientific understanding and risk assessments for geoengineering (including the risk of geoengineering research itself) in a rigorous, open, and transparent fashion. This talk will cover the motivations and risks of geoengineering and what can be done to support informed decision-making.

0:00:27 Introduction
0:02:59 Riley Duren
0:09:54 The Keeling Curve
0:11:33 Carbonization of the World
0:13:07 Shanghai from 1990 to 2010
0:13:27 Carbon Cycle
0:15:29 Ocean Acidification
0:16:20 Greenhouse Effect
0:20:06 Projections on warming until 2100
0:21:34 Required actions: Short-, Medium-, Long-term
0:22:29 Complication: climate tipping points
0:24:38 Tipping point example: arctic sea-ice
0:27:04 Tipping point example: arctic permafrost
0:29:46 What can be done?


Bill Van F.
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Group Organizer
Charlotte, NC
Post #: 2,141
Our species cannot afford to continue doing as it has always done, remaining divided into tribes that don't talk to each other and even kill each other. Religion must bring us together rather than divide us. We have to stop fighting.
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