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Soft Paths to Zero

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“While reducing emissions should be a priority, it is morally questionable to focus on relatively cheaper emissions reduction without drawdown. This merely shifts the responsibility, and cost, onto the backs of future generations.“     Being still somewhat in the Greenwich Meridian, I got up this morning while it was still dark, grabbed some kombucha […]


National Geographic Warns Billions “Face Shortages Of Food And Clean Water” Over Next 30 Years

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A lot of people out there don’t like when I write these kinds of articles, because they directly contradict the false narrative that humanity has an extremely bright future ahead.  Sadly, the truth is that our planet and everything that lives on it is rapidly deteriorating. And I am not talking about the false environmentalism […]


Ocean Acidification- The Evil Twin

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By Charles E. Bayless  “Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” Climate Change is increasingly recognized as catastrophic but, unfortunately is only half of the story.  The other half, Ocean Acidification, is a tragedy written underwater, unseen by most but  equal […]


It’s not my fault the planet is dying

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Earth isn’t dying because of the actions of the individual. Blame corporations, not people. Our ecosystem has been greatly disrupted by pollution, over-hunting and abuse of resources. Climate change, gas emission and pollution are planetary-scale threats and, as such, require planetary-scale reforms that can only be implemented by the world’s governments. Individuals can, at most, […]


A Tyranny of Time

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““We will move to a low-carbon world because nature will force us, or because policy will guide us. If we wait until nature forces us, the cost will be astronomical.”  — Christiana Figueres”   In the Drawdown meeting, Exponential Roadmap’s Johan Falk told the audience,   The starting point in our narrative is we need […]


Climate ‘Experts’ Are 0-41 with Their Doomsday Predictions

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For more than 50 years Climate Alarmists in the scientific community and environmental movement have not gotten even one prediction correct, but they do have a perfect record of getting 41 predictions wrong. In other words, on at least 41 occasions, these so-called experts have predicted some terrible environmental catastrophe was imminent … and it […]


This Is Not the Sixth Extinction. It’s the First Extermination Event.

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From the “insect apocalypse” to the “biological annihilation” of 60 percent of all wild animals in the past 50 years, life is careening across every planetary boundary that might stop it from experiencing a “Great Dying” once more. But the atrocity unfolding in the Amazon, and across the Earth, has no geological analogue — to […]


How can we feed the world without overwhelming the planet?

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Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 calls for ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. The environmental challenges posed by agriculture are however massive, and many fear that they will only become more pressing as we try to meet the growing need for food worldwide. IIASA researchers and colleagues from Japan […]


The forgotten environmental catastrophe; the loss of arable land

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For a change I am going to start with the bad news. I am not a gloomy person. But if what I am about to say doesn’t scare the crap out of you I won’t have done my job. Global warming isn’t the only environmental catastrophe we are facing. The Earth is running out of […]


World’s population is projected to nearly stop growing by the end of the century

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For the first time in modern history, the world’s population is expected to virtually stop growing by the end of this century, due in large part to falling global fertility rates, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the United Nations. By 2100, the world’s population is projected to reach approximately […]


Playing Whack-a-Mole with Pro-Growth Bias

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MP3•Episode home•Series home•Public Feed By World Population Balance. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers. Dropping birth rates are good news, not a “slump” we should hope is temporary. Yet news reports, headlines and commentaries about this are […]


When the World Stops Growing

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For most of human history, the world population has been much smaller than it currently is — the population has grown substantially only in the last two centuries, as technological and medicinal advances increased life expectancy. Social scientists now say that this growth will end within this century, according to a recent article in The […]


Quarter of the World’s Population Facing Extremely High Water Stress

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Data compiled by the WRI’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas has revealed that 17 countries representing one quarter of the world’s population are facing “extremely high” water stress, with most located in the Middle East and North Africa. A new generation of solutions is emerging, but nowhere near fast enough. Failure to act will be massively […]


Nuclear-powered Cruise Missile Likely Source of Russian Explosion

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Last Thursday, an eruption at a missile test site on Russia’s Arctic coast released radiation and killed at least seven people, including five nuclear workers. Authorities took days to admit what happened, first spreading disinformation to the public before conceding that there was some kind of malfunction with a nuclear reactor. It appears that the […]


‘Unprecedented’ fires spread through the Arctic

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Wildfires are spreading through parts of the Arctic, including Siberia, Alaska, Greenland and Canada at “unprecedented levels,” according to wildfire expert Mark Parrington from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service. According to BBC, the increasing number of wildfires affects air quality as well as conditions on the ground. Fires release toxic pollutants and gases into the […]


Warnings Grow of Threats to Food and Water Supplies

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Separate reports released this week that warn of looming food and water supply crises are the latest calls for countries to act with greater urgency in the face of climate change and the exploitation of natural resources. The planet’s ability to feed humanity is being threatened by the increasing use of land and water resources, […]


Putin covering up nuclear disaster?

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Putin’s top secret war missile ‘may have exploded during tests’ in Nyonoska Radiation levels higher in city 18 miles from military accident, causing civil panic Iodine tablets sold out at pharmacies after hospitals advised their consumption   Zircon hypersonic missile capable of hitting US target cities in five minutes Reports claim six casualties had suffered from […]


Water scarcity is inevitable, up to 270 million people at risk

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Even if the world reduces its population to seven billion by 2100, reduces inequalities, carries out effective land-use regulation, limits intensive consumption of resources and adopts environmentally-friendly technologies and lifestyles, the planet will still face water scarcity. That is the conclusion reached in the final draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report […]


Global Waste Limit Surpassed for 2019

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – This is Earth Overshoot Day, the day of the year that environmental activists say humanity has used up more natural resources than the planet can replenish each year. The ecological deficit can be blamed on pollution of the air and water, over fishing, deforestation, excess waste, and above all, overloading the atmosphere […]


I Chose Not To Have Kids Because I’m Afraid For The Planet

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When I first made the decision not to have a baby, in 2008, I did it because I couldn’t imagine bringing another human into a world already so overheated and overcrowded. I didn’t know anyone like me at the time. But in the intervening decade, the world’s climate change problem has escalated to a crisis, […]


world’s population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050

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A new UN report estimates the world’s population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050… up two billion from today. The report says half of the world’s population will be concentrated in just nine countries – one of which is the Democratic Republic of Congo. The growth forecast comes amid a humanitarian crisis and an Ebola […]


New Finnish Study Finds No Evidence For Man-Made Climate Change

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A new study by researchers at Turku University in Finland found that the human contribution to a rise of 0.1°C in global temperatures over the last century is just 0.01°C. The paper, titled ‘No experimental evidence for the significant anthropogenic climate change’ was published by Jyrki Kauppinen and Pekka Malmi. The study found that, “During […]


The Human Predicament

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We face a “perfect storm” of interacting global stressors. Is resilience a possible response? What does real resilience look like? Join some of the foremost thinkers in a discussion on resilience and civilizational collapse.


There’s A 50% Chance Humans Die-Off Within 760 Years

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The author of “The Doomsday Calculation” estimates that there is a 50 percent chance the human race will die off within the next 760 years. In the book, author William Poundstone applies the mathematical approach of Princeton University astrophysicist J. Richard Gott III to estimate when humans will officially die off. According to The Daily Mail, this mathematical method […]


The Poisons Released by Melting Arctic Ice

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In 2012, Sue Natali arrived in Duvanny Yar, Siberia, for the first time. Then a postdoctoral research fellow studying the effects of thawing permafrost due to climate change, she had seen photos of this site many times. Rapid thawing at Duvanny Yar had caused a massive ground collapse – a “mega slump” – like a […]


A Surprising Idea About the Risks of Extinction

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Isle Royale is 200 square miles of land in the watery expanse of Lake Superior. One cold winter 70 years ago, wolves came over an ice bridge and settled into a largely isolated island existence. Unfortunately, island life has not been good for them. By 2016, the number of wolves on Isle Royale declined from […]


Planetary salvation; science or by committee?

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The proverb goes a camel is a horse designed by a committee. The analogy is group decision making leads to ineffectiveness due to the incorporation of too many conflicting opinions into a single project through compromise. As noted a few days ago by the BBC, UN delegates, after two weeks of talks in Bonn, Germany, […]


“Climate Apartheid” Is Imminent. Only the Rich Will Survive.

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If our global climate change catastrophe continues unchecked, vast swaths of the world will likely become harsher and far less hospitable for humanity. When that happens, an even greater rift will appear between the global haves and have-nots, as many people will be left without the means to escape the worst effects of the climate […]


Global Population Could Peak Sooner Than We Think

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Since the days of Thomas Malthus, we’ve worried that overpopulation is about to overwhelm our planet. Those fears haven’t gone away. A further two billion people will be added to the current world population of 7.7 billion by 2050, the United Nations Population Division said in a report this week. Numbers will still be rising […]


Elon Musk forecasts grim future of human race

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San Francisco, June 22 Tesla CEO Elon Musk”s grim forecast of humanity suggests that a “population bomb” would lead to a worldwide collapse in humans in the coming decades and everybody would start to see the evident effects by 2050. Musk”s prediction was triggered by a tweet from a page called World of Engineering that […]


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