Comment: Basically our species has reached a size such that anything

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Basically our species has reached a size such that anything

we do on any kind of scale, actually has planetary effects. What those effects will be long term is anyone's guess. But our voracious growth does remind me of bacteria in a petri dish, which multiply exponentially until they consume all their limited resources and - kaput -

The question for us is how resourceful we can be with our limited resources. Or if we could make an orders of magnitude jump to unlimited resources - as we have a basically unlimited energy source in the sun. Can we get that technology done?

If there were ever a time for a good old fashioned, "Let's go to the moon!" Kennedy moment, now would be it. Instead, we got Obamacare. And why is climate change so controversial? Isn't it obvious?

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.