If we all make it through this financial nightmare, and lets hope that the financial system does not collapse completely sending society instantly into the Middle Ages, (no money equals no food, transport, utilities and who knows what else, leading to social unrest and mass disorder) can we survive the next big problem?
This story, from the BBC ( BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Earth on course for eco ‘crunch ) suggests that we will need 2 earths in just over 20 years time to cope with the damage that us humans cause.
The world, of course, will survive. The planet has been here for eons and will be here for eons more – with or without mankind. The issue, simply, is whether we can be unselfish enough to reign in our energy needs as individuals, corporations and countries to the extent that humanity makes it as well.
My guess is that we are in for a very rough ride for a very long time. Lets hope I am totally and utterly wrong.financialguy