The Bottom Line. I still choose to think that we have chance to survive as a species, but I am sad to say that our chances appear to be slipping away. Given what has happened since 2010, I suspect that Dr. Fenner would lower his predicted number of years that we have left. He would certainly have no reason raise it, as our infestation of planet Earth has continued at full speed ahead since he died.
This cartoon is animated but it certainly isn't funny.
Video: One Minute of Human Infestation
I shall end this post with a quote from Stephen Emmott's 2013 book, TEN BILLION. He alludes to the wonderful life for humans that has been made possible by runaway depletion of resources and the reckless burning of fossil fuels for the past century.
To be sure, none of us wants to give up that wonderful lifestyle; hence, from where will we get the passionate leadership to change?
Here's the quote from Dr. Emmott, who I met with in London in 2013:
Our cleverness, our inventiveness, and our activities have modified almost every part of our planet. In fact, we are having a profound impact on it. Indeed, our cleverness, our inventiveness, and our activities are now the drivers of every global problem we face.
J. Morris (Jim) Hicks
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