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A New Rant from an Unrepentant Secular Doomsday Prophet

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Do you see yourself as a worthless cockroach contributing to the collapse of human civilization? Probably not, but Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich thinks precisely that about you. Fifty years ago, he published arguably the worst book ever written, The Population Bomb, which declared that human overpopulation would cause mass starvation. Instead, the Green Revolution (led […]


Fossil Water Depletion, Groundwater Contamination, Saltwater Intrusion, & Permanent Subsidence

Enviroment

Much of the modern world’s agricultural productivity, industrial activity, and high degree of urbanization is dependent upon the pumping and exploitation of limited freshwater resources. In some regions the water that is being relied upon is so-called fossil water — that is, water that was deposited many millennia ago and is mostly not being replenished […]


Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

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Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what if we could simply recycle all that wasted CO2and turn it into something useful?By adding electricity, water, and a variety of catalysts, scientists can reduce CO2 into short molecules such […]


How to Survive When, NOT IF, Catastrophic Climate Change Makes Earth’s Climate Unsuitable For Humans

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During many periods in human history, some were doing just fine and others lived on the edge of starvation in a constant state of collapse. Abrupt changes in climate, such as that caused in France by a massive Laki volcanic eruption in Iceland in 1783, have resulted in famine induced starvation. In that case, starvation […]


World faces shortage of fresh water

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Low availability of fresh water and steady growth in population across the world would make water dearer in less than a decade, warned an expert at a seminar organised jointly by the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) and Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) yesterday. While making a presentation, Mahzaben Mannan of the Sustainable […]


Gimme That Old Time Religion!

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The biggest albatross of environmentalism is its well-deserved reputation for apocalypticism: the world is always going to come to and end because of. . . plastic bags! Bee colony collapse disorder! Endocrine disruptors! Velociraptors! And of course the big one: c—— c—– (formerly known as g—– w——). This apocalyptic outlook always comes with the same […]


Does Nature Have the Solutions to Our Water Problems?

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Every year, on the 22 March, we celebrate World Water Day to draw attention to the importance of water for humankind and our planet. The theme of this year’s World Water Day is ‘Nature for Water.’ According to the 2018 edition of the UN World Water Development Report (WWRD 2018) launched this week, if we […]


Beyond Hope: Letting Go Of A World In Collapse

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Reposted from Deb Ozarko.Com   “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a […]


Is Desalination an Answer to the Water Crisis?

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On World Water Day, March 22, universal access to clean water continues to be a privilege, when it should be a right. Experts predict that by 2030 the global water demand will exceed supply by 40%. Despite the fact that our oceans and seas make up more than 97% of the earth’s water resources and […]


Water, water everywhere – but for how much longer?

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Demand for water is expected to increase by nearly one-third by 2050 as the planet’s population expands, according to the 2018 World Water Development Report from the United Nations. To provide enough water for drinking, growing crops, generating power and other uses, governments and businesses should work more closely with nature, which controls the water […]


Water Scarcity: India’s Silent Crisis

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As Cape Town inches towards ‘Zero Hour’ set for July 15, 2018, the real threat of water scarcity is finally hitting millions of people worldwide. For on that day, the South African city’s 3.78 million citizens — rich and poor, young and old, men and women — will be forced to queue up with their […]


The Population Bomb Has Been Defused

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Some of the most spectacularly wrong predictions in history have been made by those who claim that overpopulation is going to swamp the planet. Thomas Malthus, a British economist writing in the late 1700s, is the most famous of these. Extrapolating past trends into the future, he predicted that population growth would inevitably swamp available […]


Pollution, Invasive Aliens, & Mass Extinction: 20,000 Scientists ‘Warn Humanity’ The End Is Nigh

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A wave of nationalist/populist/anti-globalization, record high debt, nuclear doomsday clock at its highs, soaring financial leverage, and now trade wars. If the world did not have enough to worry about, 20,000 scientists have a few more reasons to believe ‘the end is nigh’…and President Trump is not to blame for any of it (yet). A […]


A Dire Warning From The “Doomsday Vault”

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Climate change alarmists are taking full advantage of the “Sudden Stratospheric Warming” (SSW) event, which occurred above the Arctic in mid-February, as further evidence that the world’s unpredictable and sometimes chaotic weather is jeopardizing humanity’s food security. The split of the polar vortex, otherwise known as an SSW event, shifted the Arctic airmass to most of Europe […]


Will water ever be worth more than oil?

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Cape Town, in South Africa, has been declared a natural disaster. Credit: Phillip Gardner/University of Melbourne Nature has declared that the world’s supply of water is fixed. As a means of keeping humanity alive, it has no substitute. Recently, Cape Town has become painfully aware of the value of water. The unwelcome combination of a […]


Our Ocean Backyard: The Limits of the Earth

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History tells us that a drought is never very far away from us here in California. After a total of 0.06 inches of rain in December, February was nearly as dry with just 0.30 inches by the end of February. Water covers about 71 percent of our planet’s surface, and we only have to look […]


Sharing the World’s Water Supply

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Safe and readily available water is a crucial aspect for public health, but almost a billion people around the world lack basic access to such a necessity. In fact, 2 billion people globally rely on water sources that have been contaminated by harmful chemicals or bacteria. By the year 2025, half of the world’s population […]


Paul Ehrlich’s Epic Fail: Why The ‘Population Bomb’ Never Exploded

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“The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s the world will undergo famines – hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death…”– Paul R. Ehrlich, The Population Bomb Published in 1968, Paul R. Ehrlich’s book The Population Bomb sold more than 3 million copies. The book turned this […]


Does saving lives mean an overpopulated world?

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No, and there’s a very good reason why not. In the 2018 Annual Letter event of the Gates Foundation, American entrepreneur and Microsoft founder Bill Gates chose a tough question to answer. Does saving lives contribute to over-population? Gates took up the question asked by many. As people get healthier and live longer, will feeding […]


‘Fishing continued’ after East China sea oil spill

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Fishing continued at the site of a massive oil spill in the East China Sea for days after the incident, satellite images obtained by the BBC suggest. Most of the fishing vessels in the affected region were identified as Chinese. There have been major concerns over possible contamination in seafood and marine life in and […]


The world’s taps are rapidly running dry

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The world has abundant fresh water but it is unevenly distributed and under increasing pressure, United Nations agencies say, as highlighted by the drought in Cape Town. On Tuesday South Africa declared the drought that has hit parts of the country and threatened to leave the Mother City without domestic tap water a national disaster. […]


Face reality – the world’s population is growing

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In 1949 the doctor who delivered me held me up by my heels and gave me a hard whack on the butt. When I entered the world, I shared the planet with 2.4 billion people. Today, that number has swelled to 7.6 billion. In my lifetime, the human population has increased over three times. Population […]


$180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge

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Colossal funding in manufacturing plants by fossil fuel companies will increase plastic production by 40%, risking permanent pollution of the earth One million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, with most ending up in landfill or in the sea. Photograph: Zakir Chowdhury/Barcroft Images The global plastic binge which is already causing widespread […]


Water: Why the taps run dry

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The world has abundant freshwater but it is unevenly distributed and under increasing pressure, UN agencies say, as highlighted by the severe shortages in Cape Town. WATER, WATER ‘EVERYWHERE’ More than 97 per cent of the planet’s water is salty, most of it in the oceans and seas, but there is also a good supply […]


That Antarctic ozone hole the world thought it was fixing? There may be a glitch

Enviroment

This is a problem the world thought it had fixed. Scientists discovered in the 1980s that chlorofluorocarbons — used for refrigeration and in aerosol sprays — were creating a hole in the stratospheric ozone layer far above Antarctica, which could have devastating consequences for life on Earth. (Ozone absorbs much of the sun’s cancer-causing and […]


The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town

Enviroment

Cape Town faces the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to run out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about – water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the […]


No glaciers, no water?

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The world’s largest rivers begin in glaciated mountain regions. However, climate change may cause many glaciers to disappear. Will water become scarce? There are around 200,000 glaciers worldwide. They play a central role in the water cycle, particularly in the middle and low latitudes, by offsetting runoff fluctuations. Rivers are lifelines on which billions of […]


Cape Town’s Water Crisis Should Be a Warning to the World

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Cape Town residents line up to refill water bottles at Newlands Brewery Spring Water Point on January 30, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.Photo: Morgana Wingard/Getty Images Cape Town, South Africa, a city of 4 million people, is just weeks away from becoming the world’s first major city to run entirely out of water — […]


The Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Shifting, Poles May Flip: “This Could Get Bad”

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“The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare…” is the ominous sub-headline of a worrisome new report that shows scientists around the world fearing that the earth’s magnetic field is shifting, with potentially disastrous consequences for mankind. “When next the […]


How Big a Disaster Can Climate Change Be?

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    Above, you can see an image from the paper by Marsicek et al., just appeared on Nature. It shows a reconstruction from pollen records of the temperatures of the past 10,000 year or so, the “Holocene,” for North America and Europe. Note the black squares, showing how fast temperatures have been growing during […]


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