View Poll Results: In your opinion, which is the greatest threat to the planet/

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  • Global Warming

    8 15.38%
  • Human overpopulation

    27 51.92%
  • Planet-killing meteor

    9 17.31%
  • Death of the Sun

    8 15.38%
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    Greatest threat to this planet.

    What is the greatest threat this planet faces?
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    What is the greatest threat this planet faces?
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Overpopulation is actually a sign of success. Though the single biggest danger is from civilization becoming too unwieldy to keep completely supplied with modern conveniences.

    I see the dangers coming from all angles at once- with diseases, conflicts (Wars), economic pressures, natural disasters, shrinking resources and political failures.
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Since only the last 2 choices apply to "the planet" simply as a physical entity, the answer is 'the sun" since it is a certainty that as the sun dies, it will engulf this planet, vaporizing it.
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Obama.

     
    There. Somebody had to say it to get it out of the way.
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    What is the greatest threat this planet faces?
    Of the dangers listed, the only one that would actually endanger the planet itself is the death of the sun. The others might render the Earth uninhabitable for higher life forms, but the Earth itself would still keep spinning.

    Human overpopulation and global warming would only make things a bit uncomfortable for humans, and maybe kill off half or so of them.

    A "planet killing" meteor could perhaps render the Earth uninhabitable.

    But, if we're thinking of the end of human civilization, we could add
    a supervolcano,
    nuclear war,
    a smaller meteor, one that would simply produce another extinction event like the one that killed off the dinosaurs and the amphibians before them.
    a virus that spread rapidly, had a high mortality rate, and a long incubation period,
    a virus that attacked plants that we depend on for food crops,


    There are many ways the world of humanity could end, either with a bang or a whimper.
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    What is the greatest threat this planet faces?
    The planet has very little threatening it on it's surface, therefore it would have to be the sun or a space collision with a meteor or such. Even if overpopulation and resource decline or anything similar happens, we and other life forms may be forced to die out, but the planet will still exist, may even renew itself with new life unrelated to the resources we use up. Or it could become a dead planet, but it'll still be a planet.
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    What is the greatest threat this planet faces?
    I am leaning towards planet killing meteor or death of the sun assuming people are still around when that happens. The earth's climate naturally gets hotter and cooler,so the idea that climate change is a threat is laughable. As our technology improves so will our food and energy production.
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    I'm taking this poll question means "threat to human life", not literal destruction of the planet?

    Which excluded other possibilities, like Artificial Intelligence gone amok or a massive solar flare frying all our electrical equipment.
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