Scientist Predicts Extinction of Human Race by 2110

by VR Sreeraman on  June 26, 2010 at 1:26 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A 95-year-old Australian microbiologist has declared that humans will be extinct in another 100 years or so.

"We're going to become extinct. Whatever we do now is too late," Discovery News quoted Frank Fenner as telling The Australian in an interview.
 Scientist Predicts Extinction of Human Race by 2110
Scientist Predicts Extinction of Human Race by 2110

"A lot of other animals will, too. It's an irreversible situation. I think it's too late. I try not to express that because people are trying to do something, but they keep putting it off," he added.

Fenner believes any efforts to mitigate the irreversible effects of human activities are futile. He also said that the world's population is forecast to balloon to 7 billion next year, putting a terrible strain on food and water supplies - possibly even leading to food wars.

However, not all agree to Fenner's opinion, considering it overtly pessimistic.

"The human race is unlikely to become extinct without a combination of difficult, severe and catastrophic events," said Tobin Lopes, of the University of Colorado Denver.

He added that his team "were very surprised about how difficult it was to come up with plausible scenarios in which the entire human race would become extinct."

Source: ANI

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I believe extinction of the human race in the near future is unavoidable. As predicted by Frank Fenner, it is quite possible that the human race may end in 100 years, given the emergence of catastrophic events, like inflation, food shortage, drinking water scarcity,adverse climate changes, political unrest, global warming,rapid urbanisation, foolish policies of governments in support of the polluting industries and traders, breakdown of the human waste disposable systems in third world countries giving rise to epidemics of diseases caused by mutated microorganisms. All these factors are hostile to human existence, and critical combination of these factors will cause an extinction of human species in this anthropocene geological period marked by man made potentially catastrophic environmental changes. Record shows that many animal species have become extinct in the past. As man is also an animal his extinction is avoidable as he he is digging his own grave.The process of extermination may start from third world countries because of foolish governments.


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