Decades of study have demonstrated that the Biblical Apocalypse is a fabrication of the modern myth makers. But humankind doesn’t need ancient text to fortell the coming apocalypse. It’s already here. Worldwide indicators are now revealing the plight of the human race.
Planet Earth stands on the cusp of disaster and people should no longer take it for granted that their children and grandchildren will survive in the environmentally degraded world of the 21st century. This is not the doom-laden talk of green activists but the considered opinion of 1,300 leading scientists from 95 countries who will today publish a detailed assessment of the state of the world at the start of the new millennium.
15 of the 24 ecosystems vital for life on earth have been seriously degraded or used unsustainably. In 40 years, the population doubled from 3 billion to 6 billion. This exactly corresponds with the abundance and exploitation of cheap energy, massive crop production and global distribution systems.
“The bottom line of this assessment is that we are spending earth’s natural capital, putting such strain on the natural functions of earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted,”
Yet that is exactly what is happening throughout the developed world. No seriously dedicated effort to reducing the human impact and population levels (outside of China) is being considered or implemented.
Slow degradation is one thing but sudden and irreversible decline is another. The report identifies half a dozen potential “tipping points” that could abruptly change things for the worse, with little hope of recovery on a human timescale.
“Human timescale” means extinction of the human race. These tipping points are New Diseases, Alien Species, Algal Blooms, Coral Reef Collapse, Fishing Stocks, Climate Change.
“But the assessment shows that over the next 50 years, the risk is not of some global environmental collapse, but rather a risk of many local and regional collapses in particular ecosystem services. We already see those collapses occurring – fisheries stocks collapsing, dead zones in the sea, land degradation undermining crop production, species extinctions,”
Now, mix in the loss of cheap petroleum energy, you know, that black gold that made the world’s economy increase by a factor of six. Still think you’re going to survive this?
There is plenty of evidence of “population decline” in developing countries. Economists are concerned, since any slowdown of the economy is considered a bad thing. ZERO consideration is given to the fact that the energy that is required to sustain these populations and feed them is being rapidly depleted. Nor does the massive degradation and exploitation of the environment seem to matter. For the economist, it’s just a number “game” – they do not take the population sustainability or environmental degradation question seriously.
There is a serious and fatal flaw with this viewpoint, because economic growth is based on the principle of unlimited resources, which must be extracted, refined, processed, packaged and distributed by dwindling supplies cheap energy, which itself must be extracted, refined, processed, packaged and distrubuted – all in support of the global billions of humans now on planet earth, who in turn demand even more extraction, refined, processed, packaged and distributed products, goods and services. It’s an endless loop in a world of finite resources and only possible because of cheap petroleum.
It is already evident that economists are driving the world to complete ruin. But so are non-economists, globalist, capitalist, mega-corporations and small businesses. Everyone is guilty, everyone is responsible. If you’re a consumer (who isn’t?) then you’re a part of the problem. But nothing of significance is being done about it as we edge closer and closer to the abyss.
Precious time is being wasted, time which is utterly unrecoverable. If you’re waiting for someone else to save you, forget it. It’s not going to happen. You are nothing more then an economic unit of profit to the money changers who have glazed eyes fixed upon the “bottom line” and you’re about to be short-changed. The only survivors that are going to exist in a world of depleted resources are going to be those that are very, very lucky – and those that helped themselves, now, while there is still a moment of time left to do so.
Stopping this man-made apocalypse isn’t even an option. Surviving it is. What are YOU going to do about it?