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Now we’re in debt: Earth Overshoot Day


Earth Overshoot Day is hosted and calculated by Global Footprint Network, an international think-tank that coordinates research, develops methodologies and provides decision-makers with tools and information to help the human economy operate within Earth’s ecological limits. Earth Overshoot Day is the public face and campaigning focus of their highly technical work. Calculations by Global Footprint Network (GFN) […]

Climate change isn’t the end of the world


Yes, the costs are not evenly spread. Some places will do better and some will do worse. The American South might be a worse place to grow wheat; Southern Canada might be a better one. In a century, Miami might find itself in approximately the same situation as the Dutch city of Rotterdam today. But […]

China may not be the most populous country by 2024

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Even though China’s size is approximately thrice of India, India’s could surpass that of China around 2024, two years later than previously estimated, according to a new UN forecast. Currently China with 1.41 billion population and India with 1.34 billion remain the two most populous countries, comprising 19 and 18 percent of the total global […]

Earth to warm 3.6 degrees by end of century

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By the end of the century, the global temperature is likely to rise more than 3.6 degrees. This rise in temperature is the ominous conclusion reached by two studies using entirely different methods published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday. One study used statistical analysis to show there is a 95 percent chance […]

As a river dies: India could be facing its ‘greatest human catastrophe’ ever

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As crops and farmers die, experts blame a man-made “drought of common sense” for the drying up of Southern India’s Cauvery River, once a lifeline to millions. Insight investigates. Much of the once bountiful and lush-green rice fields was reduced to a dry, yellow-brown landscape, after successive years of scanty rainfall and severe drought. For […]

Population and World Pattern


This lecture will cover basic aspects of population and it’s related terms. we will also discuss the world pattern of population and some factors affecting this pattern.

How about the “sixth extinction?” It is a Seneca Cliff in the making


Image above from the paper by Hull et al. “rarity in mass extinctions and the future of ecosystems” Nature 528, 345–351 (17 December 2015). Notice how the decline in the fossil abundance, takes the shape of a “Seneca Cliff”. The article examines the current situation of the Earths’s ecosystem and concludes that we are not […]

John Michael Greer: Men Unlike Gods


The crisis of our age has many facets. All of them have their roots in the basic fact of our time, the head-on collision between the limitless economic growth our civilization demands and the hard limits of a finite planet. From that collision, in turn, come the drawdown of irreplaceable resources and the disruption of […]

The Problem With Climate Doomsday Reporting

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It’s not often that an article about climate change becomes one of the most hotly debated issues on the internet — especially in the midst of a controversial G20 summit. But that exact thing happened following the publication of a lengthy essay in New York Magazine titled “The Uninhabitable Earth: Famine, Economic Collapse, a Sun that Cooks […]

Antarctica’s new 1.1-trillion-ton iceberg is already breaking into enormous pieces

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A 300-foot-wide, 70-mile-long rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf, as seen in November 2016. John Sonntag/IceBridge/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earlier this week, a crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf caused a 1.1-trillion-ton block of ice to calve, forming a colossal iceberg roughly the area of Delaware. Just days after breaking off the continent, the iceberg, now […]

Staving Off the Coming Global Collapse

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Humans have a virtually unlimited capacity for self-delusion, even when self-preservation is at stake. Contests, events & more from Tyee and select partners The scariest example is the simplistic, growth-oriented, market-based economic thinking that is all but running the world today. Prevailing neoliberal economic models make no useful reference to the dynamics of the ecosystems […]

Fukushima’s Nuclear Waste Will Be Dumped Into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Says

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Toxic waste produced by one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters will be dumped into the sea, according to the head of the Japanese company tasked with cleaning up the radioactive mess, despite protests from local fishermen. Takashi Kawamura, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), told foreign media that nearly 777,000 tons of water […]

Research Team Debunks ‘Global Warming’


As world leaders, namely in the European Union, attack President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement which would have saddled Americans with billions upon billions of dollars in debt and economic losses, a new bombshell report that analyzed Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data produced by NASA, the NOAA and HADLEY proves the President […]

One-Third of BC’s Oil and Gas Wells Leaking Significant Levels


About 35 per cent of British Columbia’s 11,000 active oil wells, abandoned wells and water injection wells in the northeastern part of the province are leaking significant amounts of methane, according to a forthcoming new study. The report will be released later in the summer and submitted to the industry-funded BC Oil and Gas Commission. […]

Globalism & Pesticides Are Behind Massive Honeybee Die-Off, Bayer Study Confirms

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Despite Big Agriculture claiming for years that their pesticides only kill pests, a report published in late June in the Journal Science proved what many people have suspected for years: the type of pesticides that Bayer pioneered, known as neonicotinoids, are responsible for diminishing numbers of honeybees. “Two studies, conducted on different crops and on two continents … find […]

Sixth mass extinction already under way

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A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way and is more severe than previously feared, according to research. Scientists analysed both common and rare species and found billions of regional or local populations have been lost. They blame human overpopulation and overconsumption for the […]

Elon Musk: The world’s population is accelerating toward collapse and nobody cares


Elon Musk usually tweets about mundane topics, from LA traffic to Tesla projects. On Thursday he was more dire. “The world’s population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care,” Tesla’s CEO tweeted to his nearly 10 million followers. He pointed to a November article in New Scientist magazine titled, “The world […]

The Uninhabitable Earth

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I. ‘Doomsday’ Peering beyond scientific reticence. It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities […]

When scarcity strikes


Water is a basic necessity of life. Since access to water has been recognised as a human right, the obligation to provide clean and safe drinking water across the globe has fallen on various government agencies. However, over one billion people across the globe do not have access to basic water supplies. Nearly half of […]

Joseph Tainter: The Collapse Of Complex Societies

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By popular demand, we welcome Joseph Tainter, USU professor and author of The Collapse Of Complex Societies (free book download here). Dr. Tainter sees many of the same unsustainable risks the audience focuses on — an overleveraged economy, declining net energy per capita, and depleting key resources. He argues that the sustainability or collapse of a […]

How can we manage Earth’s land?


Overpopulation, climate change, mass migration… our relationship with terra firma has never been more complicated. Could Earth’s land be an overlooked, increasingly precious resource? From the sky, it looks like an entire city is adrift in the Indian Ocean. A forest of tower-blocks rise above the emerald-coloured water while just a handful of trees poke […]

One-Fifth Of Humanity Could Become ‘Climate Change Refugees’


Researchers published a new study making the shockingly apocalyptic claim that nearly one-fifth of the world’s population will be forced from their due to man-made global warming. The study estimates there could be 2 billion “climate change refugees” by the year 2100 if nothing is done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a worst-case scenario […]

Albert Bates: Concrete Solutions

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“We want to take the atmosphere back to its pre-industrial chemistry as quickly as possible. For that, we have biocomposites.“ We screen grabbed these images off when we were looking at Tropical Storm Cindy on June 19. The top image shows Earth’s oceans. Red is hotter than normal. Blue is colder than normal. The […]

What will we eat when all the food runs out?

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Last week, the Yukan Fuji (June 20) reported that 20 outlets in the Kappa Sushi conveyor belt sushi chain in east and west Japan are promoting an all-you-can-eat special, with patrons from middle-school age to 64 years charged ¥1,706 (boys and men) or ¥1,490 (girls and women). Seniors over 65 can partake in the same […]

We Are Killing the World

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Sperm Whales Found Full of Car Parts and Plastics The shocking discoveries add to a mysterious string of sperm whale strandings around the North Sea since the start of the year. Plastic PollutionSchleswig-Holstein environment minister Robert Habeck holds debris found inside beached sperm whales in a picture posted to Instagram. By Wajeeha Malik PUBLISHED March […]

Future Humans: How Many Of Us Will There Be?


NPR YouTube Planet Earth is a vast place, with humans scattered all over it. But how we’re distributed is far from even. About half of the planet’s 7.5 billion people live in just seven countries. China tops the list with over 1.4 billion people, while its neighbor India is catching up fast at 1.3 billion. […]

India to overtake China as most populous country

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India’s 1.34 billion population and China’s 1.41 billion together constitute more than a third of the world population of nearly 7.6 billion. A UN report says the world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050, with India overtaking China as the most populous country in the world.  India is one of the countries with the […]

Like the Earth itself, doomsday scenarios keep on spinning


I have been around long enough to have seen a lot of things. In 1970 George Wald, a Nobel Laureate biology professor, predicted, “Civilization will end within 15 to 30 years.” In that same year, we learned of the population bomb, declaring the world would run out of food by the 1980’s. Paul Ehrlich went […]

The approaching crisis: Is the world running out of water?


GROWING up in Australia, most of us probably didn’t think twice about where our seemingly endless supply of water came from. In our young minds, the tap never ran dry. But the world certainly doesn’t have the luxury to think like that. Water is absolutely fundamental to life, which makes the increasingly loud warnings about […]

Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis


It is becoming clear that not only do many scientists dispute the asserted global warming crisis, but these skeptical scientists may indeed form a scientific consensus. Don’t look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, […]

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