kla at RIVERS.OSCS.MONTANA.EDU
Wed Apr 24 12:34:14 EST 1996
I don't see how we can be reaching a new equilibrium before humans have
reached carrying capacity. The new equilibrium will only become
apparent after our population has stabilized. By the time that
is accomplished, the other species on the planet will have been decimated.
It may be a new equilibrium, but it will most likely not be a favorable
one as far as the rest of the species are concerned, unless of course we
decide to stabilize human population growth ourselves with regulation of
our birth rate.
I am still a great believer in the resiliance of species to adaptively
radiate into many new species when the opportunity presents itself,
and it is possible that the niches available will be subdivided again and
again to reproductively isolate subspecies to allow for speciation,
however, we won't see it happen in the next thousand years or so.
Kristie L. Allen
Environmental Statistics Group
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59715 USA
Phone: (406) 994-2332
E-mail: kla at rivers.oscs.montana.edu
On 24 Apr 1996, Ralf Bischoff wrote:
> Nothing to worry about Kristie,
> We4re just changing an equilibrium. The `old one4 with man and nature
> living together in a way that doesn4t harm any the both too much doesn4t
> work anymore. Now there are a lot of things changing (Global change,
> greenhouse effect, decrease of the ozone layer) but we gona get a
> new steady state. But that time probably without human livings.
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