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Old 08-10-2019, 02:22 PM   #6440 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
That's an interesting question; are we (humanity) more resilient to extinction due to our advanced technology, or more prone to extinction due to it?

My assumption is that most people who believe global warming is the biggest problem probably also believe technology is largely to blame.
I would make two points:
*global warming is an observed phenomena.It's been predicted mathematically,and the empirical data closely match the output of the General Circulation Models,forwards and backwards.
*Secondly,as it's been technology which has gotten us to this juncture, we may rely on technology to move us off our current trajectory.We have the technology.Congress and special interests have been the issue.
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