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Today's Top 10 Newz Links on R/GLOBAL COLLAPSE
« on: February 13, 2017, 04:38:37 PM »
I'm starting a new thread to advertize the latest newz links on our Reddit Sub ofR/GLOBALCOLLAPSE.

Some of the links I drop on there I also cross post here, but many I do not.  Also, ocassionally other subscribers to r/globalcollapse will also drop a link.  We're up to 750 Subscribers over there.  :icon_sunny:

Diners are also :hi: to drop on links on that platform, it's very EZ and fast, only takes a few seconds.

Here's the Top 10 Links for today.


GeopoliticsFAKE NEWS WEEK: Mainstream Media Ė All the Fake News Thatís Fit to Print (21stcenturywire.com)

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Climate ChangeTemperatures in the Arctic are skyrocketing ó for the third time this winter (post-gazette.com)

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WarYemen: In the Shadow of Death (commondreams.org)

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GeopoliticsThousands Across Mexico March Against President Trump (time.com)

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Science & TechnologyEvacuation ordered for Oroville; dam spillway expected to fail (sfgate.com)

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GeopoliticsAnger and Mistrust Fuel Unabated Protests in Romania (nytimes.com)

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GeopoliticsTrump People's Court - SNL (youtube.com)

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Climate ChangeMega storm moving in to Northeast; snow possible in Texas (usatoday.com)

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GeopoliticsSean Spicer Press Conference Cold Open (youtube.com)

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Climate ChangeAustralia: 'Catastrophic' bushfire warning (cnn.com)

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Re: Today's Top 10 Newz Links on R/GLOBAL COLLAPSE
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 01:08:34 AM »
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GeopoliticsWarren Buffett just dropped Walmart, and signaled the death of retail as we know it (businessinsider.com)

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Climate ChangeOroville Is a Warning for California Dams, as Climate Change Adds Stress (nytimes.com)

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GeopoliticsWhite House struggles to contain Flynn fallout (thehill.com)

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GeopoliticsWhite House posts wrong versions of Trump's orders on its website (usatoday.com)

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PoliceEspirito Santo police return to work after murder wave (aljazeera.com)

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GeopoliticsTurmoil at the National Security Council, From the Top Down (nytimes.com)

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GeopoliticsWeekend Update on the Ninth Circuit Court's Ruling - SNL (youtube.com)

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EnvironmentCollin County Oil Pipeline Rupture (youtu.be)

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EconomicsThis is What Happens to Inflation when a Currency Gets Unpegged from the Dollar (wolfstreet.com)

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GeopoliticsFAKE NEWS WEEK: Mainstream Media Ė All the Fake News Thatís Fit to Print (21stcenturywire.com)

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Re: Today's Top 10 Newz Links on R/GLOBAL COLLAPSE
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 02:09:43 AM »

Climate ChangeOroville Dam to face its next big test as new storm moves in on northern California (stuff.co.nz)

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FaminePeople In South Sudan Are Facing A Famine ó And It Could Only Get Worse (buzzfeed.com)

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CollapseThe Blame Game [approved by ReverseEngineer77 at Tue Feb 21 06:34:13 2017 UTC] (doomsteaddiner.net)

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Science & TechnologyThis Oil Nation Aims To Colonize Mars (Sheiks on Mars! They must read r/futurology) (oilprice.com)

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Climate ChangeRain-Swollen Anderson Reservoir On Brink Of Overflowing (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)

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NuclearRadiation level in Fukushima No. 2 reactor measured higher (asahi.com)

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GeopoliticsTrump, an Outsider Demanding Loyalty, Struggles to Fill Top Posts (nytimes.com)

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Climate ChangeSouthern California storm-related deaths climb to at least 5 (abcnews.go.com)

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EconomicsIMF to Loan Mongolia $440 Million as Part of Bailout Package (bloomberg.com)

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Climate ChangeMore rain in store after 3 killed in California storms (cnn.com)

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Re: Today's Top 10 Newz Links on R/GLOBAL COLLAPSE
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 08:33:25 PM »

WarTrump to propose 10 percent spike in defense spending, massive cuts to other agencies (washingtonpost.com)

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Medicine & HealthThe 12 bacteria posing greatest risk to humans (cnn.com)

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GeopoliticsTrump and the Contradictions of Capitalism (greanvillepost.com)

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GeopoliticsGarry Kasparov explains why he sees 'something more sinister' in Trump's support of Putin (cnbc.com)

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GeopoliticsNominee to be Navy secretary withdraws (washingtonpost.com)

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EnvironmentCan Oroville Damís badly damaged spillway hold up through the rainy season? (sacbee.com)

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War100 Years of Using War to Try to End All War - World Beyond War . . . (worldbeyondwar.org)

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EnvironmentDakota protesters regroup, plot resistance to other pipelines (reuters.com)

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Science & TechnologyTechno-Triumphalism Deja Vu All Over Again: The Concorde rises from the Dead? (dailystar.co.uk)

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EnvironmentStanding Rock Documentary: Who, What and Why of the DAPL Protests (Must Watch) (youtube.com)

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Selfie Extinction Poll on r/collapse
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 04:42:10 AM »

I made a selfie post with a hypothetical scenario for a population knockdown on r/collapse to see what it brings in.  :icon_mrgreen:  Drop in the commentariat there if you want to engage in this exercise.

https://www.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/7qble8/rcollapse_survey_how_many_homo_saps_do_you_think/

Here's the text of the selfie:

Here on r/collapse there are many people, perhaps the majority who believe humanity is destined for a Near Term Human Extinction on the order of 20 years or even less.  I am not one of those people.  If Homo Saps are going to go extinct, IMHO it will take at least a century to play out, but likely more than that.  Although in the long term extinction is a guarantee short of some r/futurology sort of miracle invention, killing off the entire population of currently around 7.5B people inside 20 years seems highly unlikely.  It will take longer than that under just about any circumstances short of a collision with a Planet Killer asteroid.

What seems more likely to me is that we will experience a large Population Knockdown and Genetic Bottleneck, much like the one which occured 75,000 years ago, when the population of Homo Sap was knocked down to 10,000 Human Souls or 1000 Breeding Pairs.  After that, it might dwindle to zero ending in extinction, or the population might adapt and rebound.

Here is one possible scenario for the Knockdown, there are many others I can envision as well.

A new extremely lethal and contagious virus evolves in a Tyson industrial chicken farm providing chicken to Chik-fil-a in Peoria, IL.  It is a recombinant version of  H1N5 Flu virus which one of the workers had while handling the meat at Tyson, HIV another one had working the kitchen at Chik-fil-a, and Ebola the peron who ate it had.  Leftover chicken sandwiches went to the dumpster, where they were scavenged by dumpster diving homeless people.  The new virus has a 100% Infection rate and 99.9% mortality rate.  In other words, it infects everybody and only 1:1000 people can survive the infection.

Spread of the disease is rapid.  There is no cure and no vaccine the Scientists can come up with to stop its inexorable progress around the globe.  Inside of 6 months, the global population of Homo Saps is knocked down from 7.5 Billion to 7.5 Million.

As the people die off, the need for electricity decreases by 3 orders of magnitude.  Nuclear power plants are mothballed by stil surviving but sickly nuclear engineers.  There may still be meltdowns of spent fuel ponds, but most of the radiation will be contained to the 100 miles around the plants which will become No-Go Zones.  There are no cars on the road, and cities shut down.  No contianer ships or tankers are moving across the ocean.  In short, virtually all burning of fossil fuels comes to an immediate halt.

The remaining 7.5M survivors of this Holocaust begin to migrate northward and into the mountains.  Along the way they scavenge the flotsam & jetsam of the Age of Oil, including Solar Panels, car batteries and glass from McMansions to build greenhouses.  There is plenty of it around.  The spots they migrate to aren't vulnerable to sea level rise and the wet bulb temperatures remain low enough for comfortable living well into the future, even as the equatorial regions and some middle latitude locations become uninhabitable.  Topsoil is harvested from these locations and brought to their settlement locations by horse and oxen carts, a little at a time much like the Irish built up their soil on rocky islands by harvesting kelp from the sea.  Fresh water is plentiful, since with so many fewer people and less water intensive agriculture, the water table and the aquifers begin to rise again.

In this scenario, we get 7.5 Million survivors.  I actually don't think it needs to go that low, a 2 order of magnitude knockdow to 75M people is probably enough.  Pre-industrialization, just Europe alone supported around 500M people.  Of course since then there has been a lot of degradation of the environment, particularly in topsoil, so getting back up to those numbers might take some time.

So, OK, the question in the title is how many people do YOU think the planet can support in the aftermath of collapse?  If you think it is ZERO because of climate change, methane hydrates, phytoplankton death etc, demonstrate how this can occur inside 20 years.  If the number is greater than zero, what do you think that number is?


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