World Clock

"As in past deliberations, we have examined other human-made threats to civilisation. We have concluded the dangers posed by climate change are nearly as dire as those posed by nuclear weapons. The effects may be less dramatic in the short term than the destruction that could be wrought by nuclear explosions, but over the next three to four decades climate change could cause drastic harm."
Cambridge cosmologist Stephen Hawking, speaking at the Royal Society in London on 17 January 2007

Perhaps the real challenge the world faces is population growth, which unchecked will face a mechanism as old as life itself: periods of great extinction. Mother Earth has no problem with warming, and neither does life, which will adapt, prompting the development of new species or better adjusted species.

One must be very optimistic to believe that mankind is truly superior to - or “smarter” than - animals and will succeed in getting its numbers under control peacefully, the only other option being to migrate elsewhere in our galaxy…

Geplaatst door Paul Lookman op 24 november 2010