ForumsWEPRWhat would be the best way to unpopulate the earth

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thecode11
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Any answers hopefully humane and by unpopulate i mean lower human populations.

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Devoidless
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And DayZ, thank you very much. They are very credible sources.

FishPreferred
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Well, that beats my idea to engineer a strain of superpowered carnivorous ragweed and wait for a blindingly spectacular meteor shower.

nichodemus
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Capybara City, nicer ring than Raccoon City. ^^

pangtongshu
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But what if the virus mutates into a more lethal strain (with a 90% kill rate), called the Zepplin Virus, and goes airborne? The virus, causing psychological imbalance and reducing human intelligence to primal instinct and bloodlust, would infect nearly anyone without an oxygen purifying system. Those infected would kill any remaining humans immune to the airborne version of the infection, as ZV would constantly pump the host with adrenaline and enhance their physical attributes and the virus can spread through saliva contact as well as blood.


But what if that virus mutates into the Goomba virus, which would cause the human population to slowly transform into small, mushroom like people that only have the capacity to move back and forth within a 5-10 meter linear location with susceptible weakness to brain trauma.
Salvidian
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Ernie's idea sounds a lot like libertarianism. I am surprised no one caught that. But yeah, sourcing from video games is weird. I was wondering why you were doing that.

Devoidless
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Ernie's idea sounds a lot like libertarianism. I am surprised no one caught that. But yeah, sourcing from video games is weird. I was wondering why you were doing that.


It's almost like you are implying that video-game logic has no place in WEPR. As if the WEPR is for actual debates using science, logic and real world situations.

Weird.
pangtongshu
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So, would the human population eventually die of exhaustion? Or does the Goomba virus increase one's lifespan?


What? No
They all turn into blocks.

Have you never even played the game?!

As if the WEPR is for actual debates using science, logic and real world situations.


That would make no sense
FishPreferred
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There is the famous "hole in the ozone layer," though. Would it be possible to, say, make another one above the poles? Assuming that the hole would actually increase the temperature of a specific area.


It has virtually no impact on the climate/temperature whatsoever. It affects the penetration of ionizing radiation from sunlight.
Devoidless
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Please don't feed the troll.


Yeah, that's me. Questioning the legitimacy of video-game logic in the WEPR. Also, what is sarcasm.
Graham
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Would it be possible to, say, make another one above the poles?

There is still one. Both too little ozone, and too much ozone is toxic to life. We are in a balancing act as it is.

Matt wrote:
so, after a few attempts to justify the idea, I dropped it

Matt wrote:
I think that one might involve actual magic. Or does the Goomba virus increase one's lifespan?


Are you serious?
Salvidian
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Ernie's first idea (the libertarianism one) is unlikely to happen because of obvious social disagreement, political limitations, and other unneeded-to-point-out factors. If you want an example, look at how popular the libertarians are.

His second idea (the polar ice caps one) is unlikely to happen because, as FishPreferred pointed out, we're in a fragile enough situation as it is. That and the resources to pull such a feat off are tremendously expensive, while a racial genocide would be much easier.

I'm humourously in favor of the Carlin "4 Groups of People that Gotta Go" scenario.

Salvidian
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I said racial genocide would be easier than melting the ice caps. Each of those paragraphs are to be considered separately.

Need evidence?

Nazis came pretty danged close.

Devoidless
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Nazis came pretty danged close.

I already suggested that, but noooo. Apparently it isn't a viable solution. Pfft, as if. Maybe if we target Christians first it would be more effective.
Salvidian
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First of all, I don't understand your point. It may just be me, but it went right over my head. Secondly, how much do you think it really costs to melt a continent (and then some), and why?

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Plus, the Nazis ultimately failed. You can't say that a project to melt the ice caps would fail, as no one has attempted to do so.


Because of war.
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