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Daxesh Degdawala

Service Engineer, B Braun Medical Pvt. Ltd.

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Is the world is going towards the End?

Today in most of part of the world experience the effect of Global Warming. It is the sign of Global Warming. The world affected by warming due to decreasing in greenary.

Topics: Global warming.
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    Jul 29 2012: You should view the TED talk by Peter Diamandis on the coming age of abundance.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/peter_diamandis_abundance_is_our_future.html

    His book also goes into greater detail regarding our psychological biases toward pessimism, a why we give too much weight to the bad news. Why do you believe we might be heading toward the end?
  • Jul 28 2012: By sure the world as we know it will change. When will we have a dramatic change?

    Most scientist think that when the polar caps melt down completelly.
    This is more probable to have a dramatic effect near 2050.

    The world as we know it is unsustainble and any minor change on the environment will have profound changes on humanity.
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    Jul 28 2012: It doesn't feel like it.
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    Aug 27 2012: I think that the world AS WE KNOW IT is in for dramatic change. We MUST end overpopulation now. We MUST stop the economic model that encourages giant agra businesses to destroy our aquifers and the topsoil. We must encourage hydroponic sky scraper farms. We must stop giant corporations from pollouting our air and wasting our resources. Global warmiing is coming to meet these other issues.

    But it is unlikely that it is the end of the world. Some will survive and establish a better system. That's my prediction anyhow.
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    Aug 26 2012: It is human to believe that whatever has a beginning must definitely have an end. Since this world began at a time; it has to end someday, someway.
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    Jul 29 2012: As a part of Global Warming The heaviest rain in 61 years in six decades lashed the Chinese capital on 21st july 2012 Saturday, with the average precipitation reaching 170 mm while a township in the suburban district of Fangshan recording 460 mm of rain. It is a sign of Ending of this world.
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      Jul 29 2012: We are not going to agree on this point, Daxesh, so I hesitate to respond at all, but new climate records are set every day because new climate records have always been set every day, in the relatively short time records have been kept.

      Here in the US, Climate change proponents are making much ado about the heat records being set this summer - in the places they're being set - conveniently disregarding the really hot years of 1980 and 1996, when most records for most of the country were actually set. And those records are not being challenged this year. There is no evidence that climate change is caused by human activity, and what evidence exists for climate change at all tells us that the warming trend began in the mid-seventeenth century. Besides, archeological evidence shows us that climate change far greater than that which we've experienced so far is normal. I'm sorry for you that media hyperbole has caused you distress.
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        Jul 29 2012: Here in India now rainy season but rain is raining less than 60% while in Asia not a rainy season. but lots of rain is raining in most of Asian country. I am not agree with you.
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    Jul 28 2012: Yes. In about 1,6 billion years our sun will enter her final stage. The light intensity will then increase up to 15% which results in surface temperatures on earth of about 60° to 70° Celsius. From there and 6,0 billion years later our sun and our world are just history.

    Before that, the global warming is no problem for our world. It has been there before and will get there again. It will be just us and some of our fellow species who might get affected by it.
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      Jul 28 2012: At the rate we're going, if humans still existed 1.6 billion years later, then we'd have found other planets to inhabit.
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        Jul 28 2012: Yes, we most likely find those earth-like planets one day, but the question will be, if we also find the technology to get there ... And who will be allowed to travel? For all of 'us' there was neither enough seats nor energy even on the most futuristic yet conventional space-ships.

        And even with unlimited energy the large distance and therefore time remain as a problem. Generation space-ships could end disastrous in terms of failing technology and/or psychology and only carries just a view pre-selected humans. The rest of 'us' may not really like this idea at that time...

        The only way I can see to safe our species one day would be to spread billion over billion of tiny and durable DNA capsule into deep space. Some of them targetting those 'earth-like' planets we have found, and most of them just in some random directions. Those human DNA would also need some carrier organism like LUCA (last universal common ancestor) which was able to survive long time deep space travel intact to spark a new evolution on new planets. But if humans as we know us will be a part of this new evolution is difficult to foresee...
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          Jul 28 2012: Yeah, who knows what kind of crazy ideas we can think of to get people to inhabit other planets.

          We may even become so advanced, we just create our own planets or stars lol

          Michio Kaku talks about our future of civilizations:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnmmnpj_pX8
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          Jul 29 2012: Still we cling to the notion that expansion beyond Earth requires planets.

          Once we escape from this gravity well, all the resources we need to live are in space. There's no need to hunker down onto another planet. Please read Mining the Sky by John S. Lewis and The High Frontier by Gerard K. O'Neill
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        Jul 29 2012: @Lawren

        The best spaceship a species can have in this universe is a planet with life friendly conditions.

        So far no manmade technology was able to provide a dynamic and self-sustaining ecosphere and if we talk about the survival of a species in outer space for thousands of thousands of millennia, such a technology should better be pretty fail-safe. If I just look at the cars I once owned and how often they needed repair, it seems we are still far far away from such a technology level needed...

        Also energy would become a vital factor. When our sun reaches its end, this solar system was no good place to stay and all alternative and artificial energy resources would be used up pretty quick on epic time-scales.

        By all of this I do not believe that mankind was able to survive on self-made platforms significantly long in this galaxy, so I would prefer the methode I described above.

        And fortunately we don't have to rack our brains on this question at the moment... :o)