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asg101 wrote

They will survive slightly longer than the rest of us, but only until their photovoltaics systems and the air-scrubbers and aquaponic systems in their underground bunkers break down and there are no more of us around to fix them. In the geologic/evolutionary scale, they will die when they finish killing us.

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asg101 wrote

The feedback loops ALREADY underway make it pretty certain the planetary autoclave has been activated. The "perma"frost is melting and pockets of methane are exploding now. Rain-forests are drying out and bursting into flames. 12 years left to save Earth? In 12 years will we figure out how to travel back in time and assassinate the climate Hitlers that launched the omnicide?

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asg101 wrote

Religion, sports and war are the three biggest drains on humanity's time and resources. They are all varying aspects of tribalism and all contribute to the "us versus them" mind set. I truly think we would be traveling to the stars by now if it were not for religion. Although I don't think the rest of the universe would be better off with humanity out there.

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asg101 wrote (edited )

Over 30 years ago I saw the absolute lack of any significant action on climate change and CO2 emissions was leading to inevitable extinction level global warming feedback loops and got a vasectomy. I doubt that any child born today (outside of children of the elite) will have the chance of a healthy, happy or secure life, and it is cruel and selfish to bring one into existence at this point.

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asg101 wrote

With fascists generally intent on accelerating global warming and environmental collapse, they seem to be a self-correcting problem. Unfortunately they will take the rest of humanity and all of our fellow inhabitants of this planet with them into the autoclave.

Eventually evolution will start anew, you gotta think long-term.

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asg101 wrote

It has only been a "failure" as far as stopping drug use and supply. It has been a huge success at increasing the powers of police states, incarcerating people of color, enriching private prison corporations, police and prison guard unions. So the drug war has benefited the plutocracy immensely, just as it was designed to do.

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asg101 wrote

Even with the collapse of civilization, the feedback loops already engaged will make the planet one big autoclave. The remnants of humanity (if any) won't remember the mistakes that have been made when they get to the point of being able to make them again.

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asg101 wrote

Methane deposits under retreating permafrost are already exploding, the long ignored feedback loop is finally getting too obvious to ignore. Rapid climate change will make it difficult for even the elite to dig fast enough. And who will do all the work for them when they realize they won't be included as part of the chosen few?