That was not the original claim. The original claim was that 97% of peer reviewed papers concluded AGW is occurring.
Heavily Populated? Say What? NSW might have the highest population of any state in Aus but it is also massive
Yeah I used to think like this - constant increases in automation will mean we will all be working less and less and having more leisure time. Reality doesn't stack up I'm afraid.
Go back 30 years and every office had a typing pool. You would write out your work long hand, give it to the typing pool, and someone would type it up on a typewriter. Then they introduced word processors, then PCs, and pretty soon some managers figured out that workers could type their own work, so they sacked the typists. Now those that still have jobs have to work more (not less) because they are effectively doing the work of the typist.
That is how the capitalist system works. The benefits of new technology do not go to the people whose work is done more efficiently - they either get to do more work in the same time, or if they are unlucky they end up out of work altogether. The benefits go to those who own the companies which have introduced the new technology.
You guys have gotten it all wrong.
You are assuming that the idea is that we would all keep doing things at the same time according to the apparent location of the sun in the sky. How old fashioned! Instead we will ALL be waking up, going to work, having lunch, etc at the same time no matter where we live. Think how much easier it will be organizing meetings with our colleagues overseas - you can be sure that 9:00 am is a good time for a meeting no matter who is invited!
To make it fairer though, and since the rotation of the earth is no longer relevant to the time, we should change the number of hours in a day - maybe if we made it 30 hours instead of 24. Then everyone around the world would get to be awake during daytime hours every few days. Something to really look forward to if that co-incides with a weekend too.
...though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"