Re: @AC - Agree
>Something tells me that if he doesn't want to leave, USoA will be in deep trouble.
>And the whole planet.
USofA: yes. But it's been in deep trouble for a while and hasn't (in the main) demonstrated the wisdom to identify the nature of the trouble, or the way out.
The whole planet? No. Not yet.
Dinosaurs were the dominant large species for 150M years.
Cockroaches have been around for 200M years.
Humans? 1-2M years and racing towards their exit.
The planet will be around for *much* longer, although not forever, and might see other attempts at intelligent life come and go.