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  •  And the bad news (1+ / 0-)
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    Even if we fix all of the problems we've created there is only about 500 million years left before our aging Sun cooks the planet.  If we screw it up there might not be enough time for intelligent life to evolve again.  

    As others have pointed out long term thinking is not our forte.  Geologic time is beyond our comprehension.  Still, I wonder where we will be in 10^3...10^7 years.  Will there be any trace of us left ?  Will anyone else out there even know we existed ?   Will anyone care.....

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