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    Default Sorry for the delay, the Doom is arriving on 2030

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7951838.stm

    Growing world population will cause a "perfect storm" of food, energy and water shortages by 2030, the UK government chief scientist is warning.

    By 2030 the demand for resources will create a crisis with dire consequences, Prof John Beddington predicts.

    Demand for food and energy will jump 50% by 2030 and for fresh water by 30%, as the population tops 8.3 billion, he is due to tell a conference in London.

    Climate change will exacerbate matters in unpredictable ways, he will add.



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    World population is something we should all be concerned about. Not least the UK whose population is growing at its fastest rate in history. Climate change is just one symptom of over population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    World population is something we should all be concerned about. Not least the UK whose population is growing at its fastest rate in history. Climate change is just one symptom of over population.
    Fear not. Either mother nature will do her thing and cull humans down to a more sustainable level, or WW3 will kick off.
    Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? - Epicurus

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    Doesn't seem very scientific does it for the chief scientist ?
    Perhaps we need a "global crisis charge" to avert this impending doomage?
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    so....

    Buy oil stocks and you're boomed.

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    This time it is going to be different.

    Upon reflection - I quite like the idea of another Apocalypse down the road- life seems - worthwhile !

    And it vindicates my rebuttal of Pension Schemes.

    Thx DP

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfredJPruffock View Post
    This time it is going to be different.

    Upon reflection - I quite like the idea of another Apocalypse down the road- life seems - worthwhile !

    And it vindicates my rebuttal of Pension Schemes.
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    [1] But no doubt they are working on that in Room 101

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    As if life hadnt been stressful enough recently with my loss (and subsequent finding ) of my bike key on Monday - today having cycled to work and parked my bike in the bikeshed- to my utter horror- I realised that somehow or other - one oy my gloves was missing !!!

    I bought them back in Nivermber in a sale for 5 euros - Im hoping than perhaps I shall spot the glove on the way back from work .

    Fingers crossed .
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    Just to let you know - whilst cycling to work this morning - to my amazement I spotted my lost blue glove !

    That which was lost has been found.

    Celebrate.

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