Extropian environmentalism?

J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 09:44:08 -0800

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Previously unknown bacteria and viruses blooming in the Earth's warming oceans are killing some marine life and threatening human health, researchers say. There are increasing reports of dying coral, diseased shellfish and waters infected with human virus as the seas rise in temperature and pollution from the land intensifies, researchers said Friday in studies presented at the national meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. About 10% of the coral worldwide has died, said James W. Porter, an ocean studies specialist at the University of Georgia. He said if present trends and conditions continue, another 20% to 30% of the coral could be lost.

Yes, extropians want to migrate to a Type I civilization, as outlined by Michio Kaku. But do we need to preserve our Type 0 civilization to get there? Or will the disintegration of Type 0 spur us to build Type I? Namaste,
J. R. Molloy