Originally posted by PinkFloyd
I don't think so. As long as we have a 2nd Amendment, we can keep this govt in check for a very long tome---even forever.
It's not the government that is the problem, only indirectly. If we don't fix the climate issue we won't be able to grow enough food, they say there might be 10 billion people on the planet by 2100 that will cause massive starvation all by itself even if the climate stays benign.
If the climate goes like the predictions say, melting ice in greenland, all the coastal cities will be underwater, the central US will be a giant dustbowl, and there won't be enough arable land to feed the world or maybe even the US, forget the rest of the world. So we may be hit with a double whammy of over population and bad climate. There is already evidence plenty of bad climate in the recent past, called the 'little Ice Age' from about 1300 to 1800 the climate was so bad no crops could be grown in Europe in the quantities they had enjoyed in the 10th century, when they were just starting to recover from the end of the Roman empire, just as things were going well, massive winter conditions hit that lasted hundreds of years and basically is what caused the plague that killed so many millions in the 1400's. So the gist of it is, it could very well happen again. That time, the little ice age, was they think caused by a loss of sunspots, which seems to have resulted in less solar radiation hitting the earth and precipitating instant winter. It was said during the 1700's, New York Harbor froze solid and you could walk from Manhattan to Staten Island. So we best get our heads out of the sand and think seriously about the climate and population control or the double whammy will for sure be upon us.