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You should feel special...
 
Dhampy  posted on Mar 24, 2011 9:01:39 AM - Report post

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...to have lived at the absolute peak of human civilization.

Within 30 or 40 years, we will no longer have enough helium, phosphorus or oil to maintain our standard. And, except for oil, there are literally no alternatives. And no attempts to reach beyond our planet for future supplies.

You cannot operate a modern power plant or travel to space without a helium-rich environment shielding your electronics.

And the worlds population cannot feed itself without phosphorus-rich fertilizers. "Natural" fertilizers cannot meet production needs even by half.

You now live at the height of humanity.

Enjoy it.

 
Elite  posted on Mar 24, 2011 12:51:44 PM - Report post

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If this was the case then why is this issue be dwarfed by the likes of climate change? I only seem to be able to find a handful of up to date news articles relating to helium shortages.
 
Dhampy  posted on Mar 24, 2011 2:50:48 PM - Report post

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Because there isn't any political gain from drawing attention to actual problems.

The only people who care about climate change anymore are professors who need grant money and politicians seeking to get donations from industries associated with alternate energy production.

 
QueenNic  posted on Mar 24, 2011 3:09:42 PM - Report post

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1. Why is this on OTD?

2. I am now depressed.

 
Dhampy  posted on Mar 24, 2011 3:12:22 PM - Report post

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1. It's where I post by default.
 
Darkish  posted on Mar 24, 2011 3:25:34 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Nic_Durron

1. Why is this on OTD?

2. I am now depressed.

1) Good point

2) Dhampy you are silly

 
latios_power  posted on Mar 24, 2011 3:35:22 PM - Report post

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I will enjoy while I can then. lol
 
Shibby  posted on Mar 24, 2011 3:37:36 PM - Report post

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Well it's been a good run
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