ozoneoceanIt's just something I read on wikipedia…
Puff_Of_SmokeI'm not getting this? Year 2000 was 8 years ago… Are you talking about living for 2000 years?
If, assuming we lived until the year 2000, there was no decomposition on earth,it would be larger than jupiter with all the dead bodies, poop and pee piling up.
The problem with that idea is that humans don't create mass from nothing, like magic. The Earth is actually a pretty closed system, very little leaves and very little enters… Compared to the Earth's mass we're talking minuscule amounts, like if you were the earth the amount of changeable mass would probably be the size of a piece of dust.
We can only increase in mass if material falls on us from space… As for just increasing size and not mass, well you can only pile detritus so far, it has no internal support structure. the best you could get would only ever be a few brown hills and a sludgy mess in places. Think about it: all the millions of years gigantic dinosaurs roamed with all those monstrous forests being there even longer and all that's left is oil that seeped down below the surface. And a few scattered fossils.
Ha, well even with no decomposition, and even if you could
actually stack all that waste it still wouldn't happen because the earth is a closed system (virtually): you're inventing the mass from nothing, that's impossible to do as far as we know. lol!
With Ink's idea of a hypothetical, well… This one is a lot
more way out than Barbies to the moon.
-OK, if people lived, bred, excreited, unrinated, and threw rubbish out, living constantly for 2000 years, none of it decomposed, AND
all the extra people born, food and water used just magicked itsef from nothing constantly for them to use during that time; we would pile up. But considering that the entire planet Earth is half
the size of Jupiter's red spot, it would probably take more than 2000 years to reach the total volume of that planet. :)
That'san interesting fact though:
You could fit two or three Earths in the Great Red Sopt on Jupiter. Hypothetically. lol!