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When the human population on the earth drops from 7 billion to 1 billion in the coming century, there will be plenty of city downsizing.

James Lovelock:

"Our main task, should the earth continue to heat, is to adapt and learn how to survive," he said. "We're unlikely to become extinct by global heating, but we may be cut back to one billion people or less."

That's approximately a seventh the world's current population.

by Magnifico on Thu Jun 18th, 2009 at 08:16:27 PM EST
If it comes to that we're looking at decades of chaos in which we can forget about city planning until a number of decades after the population stabilizes. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler is a good guess as to what life would be like in that scenario.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri Jun 19th, 2009 at 05:45:08 AM EST
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