In a message dated 10/6/98 11:47:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time,JBrody@compuserve.com writes: << The dinosaurs made the same error. Reproduce to the limits and the world changes. Our own adaptations (and those of my ducks) lead to migration as well as cut backs in consumption. I suspect migration is our first tactic. Societies, like dinosaurs, perhaps erode when there are changes in their settings. Unsuspected discounted leaks, then the dam cracks, and all manner of intricate structures crumble.
I don't know, Jim, Maybe stand our ground instead of migrating. One of my students suggested we find a planet on which to start over. Knowing we are dirtying our own nest is a beginning, but how many really believe we are? I think there is a lot of denial and neglect going on, like the cracks they found in the 59th street bridge before it almost corroded to the point of collapse. Cracks in a bridge are pretty easy to find and fix, but cracks in our social structure are both difficult to recognize and even more difficult to fix.