I love good days like that, when the highly pessimistic me discovers we, as a specy, are pushing forward worse shit than I thought.

… The rest of this post has nothing to do with hentai, but, in a paradoxical way, it may reveal another of the reasons I spend so much time immersing myself in hentai in the evenings. That’s because porn is pure goodness, a blessed time during which I can cast away all the depressing real life worries, and bask in this hentai I love so much. I’m the kind of guy infuriated to be part of a problem I just can’t begin to solve, against which I feel can’t do anything. My dear Hentairules.net is the best form of moral support I could find, thank you everyone :jap:

So, well, you’re welcome to read the rest of this entry if you have time to read depressing information, but I won’t blame you if you just came for the porn and you don’t read the rest, simply moving on to another post ;)


So far I thought we were heading a mass extinction because the ecosystem simply was unable to fix itself fast enough and even cope with the sudden changes brought by the billions of humans eagerly extracting minerals and energy, and using or spreading them everywhere.

When the inputs would suddenly run out (energy, metals, financial system, qualified workers in the proper places and times), chaos and human extinctions would follow, hyperworsened by the chaos brought by humans to the ecosystem, the agricultural productivity falling with climate getting bad and industrialized agriculture becoming impaired for lack of inputs and energy.

And then, after a long time, while humanity would fall back to an early middle ages state, past an apocalyptic era in which population would fall to a few dozens or hundreds millions, we’d be able to live, more or less, peacefully, while the ecosystem would gradually fix itself.
That’s what I was thinking, to be frank.

End of the long story, end of the ambition humanity formerly had to reach outer space or break the secrets of the universe, with the proudly crazy ambition to perhaps manage to find a way to cheat with the rules of nature and prolong prosperity forever.

Sup, how about some H2S ? Hydrogen sulfide, guys. The star in most of the former global extinction eras.
Possibly preparing itself for a vivid comeback.

And turning a catastrophe from which the ecosystem and even mankind would eventually recover, into a sick shit ten times worse.

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In short, with every decade, we’re raising the possibility for this shit.
Mix a series of related or unrelated tipping points. Less air circulation because the globe is warmer and warmer and warmer, less cold and hot waters mixing, less water circulating, more water evaporating leading to less and less oxygen in the sea water, oceans growing more and more acidic, the ozone layer shrinking and becoming thinner… Every of these problems plays a role and may worsen the other problems.
Some of this is a known risk, some of this is already happening (like the acidification, oceans absorbing more and more CO2 since there’s more and more of it in the air, it weakens some of the plantkon), all of this is playing a role in leading to a rabid increase in oceans anoxia, zones without enough oxygen for life to prosper. Even plankton would die off.
Bad anoxia, bad.
Without oxygen, here be no life ?
Haha, no worries, other bacteria would prosper.
Anoxic bacteria.
Feeding on sulfurs.
And releasing H2S bubbles.
The more H2S there is, the more anoxia, the more H2S, etc…
H2S is a highly toxic gas killing everything in sight, and then travelling in the atmosphere.
It’s happened several times in the past, it may happen again.

There are already anoxic dead zones in the ocean, very small zones, but growing with each year, for the moment mostly because of nitrogen released by industrialized agriculture..

We have enough oil, gas and coal left (especially the coal, actually) to push atmospheric CO2 concentration further 1000 PPM.
Save one (lucky dinosaurs), the former mass extinctions were initiated by relatively fast global warming in which CO2 reached 1000 PPM, mostly powered by massive volcanic times, other times by massive methane liberation, or a mix of all this. In our case we’re simply burning stuff to generate energy, and funnily the effect is apparently similar on a global scale.

It would take 2, maybe 3 centuries, to reach the 1000 PPM CO2 concentration seen at the start of all H2S-based global extinction events, which would make H2S liberation accelerate beyond the last hopes of control, but the “beauty” of this is that it is a self-sufficient cycle, it may start low, it just goes on once the balance is tipped in favour of ocean anoxia.

So what ?
Who cares, we’ll be dead by then, even our great-grandchildren will be.
Mankind would be gone before the sky turns green.

But even then, that thought terrifies me.

As if I was discovering that, as a the first specy on this globe having reached consciousness, we’re failing our responsibilities much more than I had thought.

Leaving behind us a poorer landscape with the climate changing fast in unpredictable directions is a shame. Having consumed all the easy to extract metals and energy resources prevents any future intelligent specy to reach industrial age and develop technology, it’s another shame.
But…
Leaving a toxic rock devoid of 60 to 90% of its life, circled by purple oceans under a green sky, this is yet something else.

:(

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Oh, links ? Gee, you can google it, can’t you. But two links among several others, if you care :
Short : http://www.manufacturing.net/articles/2011/08/the-truth-about-climate-change
Long : http://energyskeptic.com/2011/will-global-warming-drive-us-extinct/

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And, yes, of course, I may be wrong, if there’s an H2S cycle (the steady presence of ocean anoxic zones and slight H2S production is already a fact, though), it’s only at the verrry beginning of its cycle. But is this cycle beginning or not, we can’t do jack shit about it at all.

As always in such circumstances, guys, you are MORE THAN WELCOME to prove me wrong. I’m humble, I’d never dare pretend I can’t have been fooled or mistaken. I’d love being proven wrong.