We will survive
We salute our Neolithic ancestors. For thou art the reason we will live forever. According to anthropologist Darren Curnoe of the University of New South Wales it’s the simple fact of humans growing their own food that delivered us the food security that ensured most of our children survived and our population grew. This is how we have escaped the vulnerabilities of a small and massively fluctuating population and extinction which inevitably bumps off all mammal species by 1-2 millions years of existence. Curnoe: ‘The odds have shifted to such a degree that we may now be, with or without climate change, extinction-proof’. His article comes after the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) moved its famous Doomsday clock one minute further from midnight, to six minutes, thanks to ‘progress seen around globe in both key threat areas: nuclear weapons and climate change’. If we really do have the eternal life as a species will have to be proven by time. Maybe A 4 kilometer wide meteor will answer that question.