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zorblax wrote

What other option is there? Killing ourselves? Trying to go back to once was will never work, the past is long long lost, and mass extinction is inevitable at this point anyway.

The Apocalypse will never come. Humans are too adaptable, and evolution is too adaptable. Any collapse is by nature temporary.

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zorblax wrote

There is no other option

Actually, there is: keep living.

You have such a superficial pessimistic view about the world! Your pessimism completely fails to take in the big picture.

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zorblax wrote (edited )

Sure, or that people generally adapt rapidly to environmental collapse(you can look at Egypt or Iraq for good examples), or that we have no idea if the manmade extinction event will be short-term or long-term, or that we can't know what technological innovations will come in the future which might alleviate the problems.

Basically, you make a lot of assumptions about the world that aren't necessarily true, and are only confirmed by your negative view of the present.

Oh, and about "the apocalypse": People have been waiting for the end of the world for as long as people have existed. Sometimes they've even pronounced the end times, often because their particular civilization was falling apart. So far they have all been wrong.

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zorblax wrote

"save the environment" of course not. There's not even anything to save, even in the best possible case it is irreversibly changed. What they can do, though, is blunt the impact.

Those people did not have scientific evidence

Sometimes they did. Sometimes they had really bad famines and diseases and storms. Usually they could see the evidence right before their eyes, without the need for scientific investigation.

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zorblax wrote (edited )

You mean that global warming causes them?

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Defasher wrote

"You're being pessimistic. Sure billions of people are going to starve, thirst or drown to death. But maybe a few rich people will survive in their underground bunkers!"