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June 24, 2012 3:22 PM Subscribe
Are we as environmentally screwed as I think we are?
posted by OrangeDrink to science & nature (22 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
After reading a lot of scientific literature about global warming and peak oil, I'm pretty sure we're well on fucked. I've seen estimates ranging from simply slowed down growth to the complete and utter collapse of the 1st world. I think it's likely we'll lose half of the human population in the next 100 years.
I'm having a difficult time separating hysteria and deniers from scientific consensus. Is there an agreed upon prediction of how the future is going to pan out in the next hundred years? Or is the future still fairly unknown?
I hope this isn't chat filter - I'm just trying to nail down the best scientific guesses of what's going to happen to us.