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By Curt Stager

A daring, far-reaching examine how our activities will make a decision the planet’s destiny for millennia to come.

Imagine a planet the place North American and Eurasian navies are squaring off over transport lanes via an acidified, ice-free Arctic. Centuries later, their northern descendants retreat southward because the improving sea freezes once more. And later nonetheless, destiny countries plan tips to ward off an coming near near Ice Age... by means of burning what continues to be of our fossil fuels.

These are only some of the occasions which are more likely to befall Earth and human civilization within the subsequent 100,000 years. and it'll be the alternatives we make during this century that would have an effect on that destiny greater than these of any prior new release. we live on the sunrise of the Age of people; the one query is how lengthy that age will last.

Few people have not begun requested, “What occurs after international warming?” Drawing upon the most recent, groundbreaking works of a handful of weather visionaries, Deep destiny is helping us glance past 2100 a.d. to the following hundred millennia of existence on the earth.

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Y en ella, siempre agazapada, esa certidumbre del sufrimiento de inocentes, esa monstruosa impotencia ante el mal y esa intolerable incapacidad para hacer cesar la masacre. En sus libros abundan quejas y denuncias sobre la crueldad del hombre hacia el animal, la naturaleza o él mismo. Yourcenar nunca dejó de acusar a ese “gusano desnudo” por las carnicerías, los montones de cadáveres y los holocaustos que acumula desde su presencia en la Tierra. De la invención del sacrificio, esa “odiosa concepción de Dios” (QE, 70) que aún hoy justifica la degollación de millares de corderos en manos de musulmanes, a los inútiles juegos de masacres como la caza, donde la muerte se ha convertido en un deporte, ella indaga sobre el derecho que el hombre se arroga para ejercer un poder y una superioridad sobre el resto de lo que vive y muere.

12 Ver el libro de Herman Daly. Beyond Growth, Beacon Press, /996. 13 El excelente libro de Jared Diamond, Collapse (Penguin Books, 2005), discute de manera erudita diversos casos de sociedades antiguas y modernas confrontadas a problemas de supervivencia asociados a la degradación de su entorno. 14 Ver el destacado libro de Joseph Tainter. The Collapse of Complex Societies, Cambridge University Press, 1988. El hombre en el impase ecológico 25 del hombre y de todos los seres vivos; pero los otros peligros, tal vez menos irremediables, son por el contrario más urgentes.

Y, sin embargo, cada día esta selva se reduce en centenares de kilómetros cuadrados para saciar la sed de ganancia de algunos o permitir a otros vivir sin la necesidad de buscar recursos en otra parte.

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