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I think it is highly unlikely homo sap. sap. will go extinct.  Semi-intelligent forward vision bipedal omnivorous pack hunters are too biologically successful (and vicious)for this ecological choke point to whip us out.  I do think by 2100 the human population will be below 1 billion and possibly below 500 million.    

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 07:06:09 PM EST
I agree, but the danger is not extinction but the loss of the ecosystem in which we evolved, the loss of 90%   population in a highly traumatic fashion along with what that will do to human society and the loss of so much of the beauty of the present system. There will be opportunities as well, but I fear what we could make of them - given how poorly we have dealt with the present situation.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 10:02:14 PM EST
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Georgia Guidestones --- From Wikipedia ...

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  1. Guide reproduction wisely -- improving fitness and diversity.
  2. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  3. Rule passion -- faith -- tradition -- and all things with tempered reason.
  4. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  5. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  6. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  7. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  8. Prize truth -- beauty -- love -- seeking harmony with the infinite.
  9. Be not a cancer on the earth -- Leave room for nature -- Leave room for nature.

by das monde on Fri Sep 8th, 2017 at 12:49:23 AM EST
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