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Global Civilisation to Descend into ‘Hell on Earth’ Unless we Choose a New Paradigm

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Late last year, Dr. Jeremy Leggett — solar energy entrepreneur, former oil man and government advisor — gave an eye-opening talk where he for the first time laid out his vision for two possible futures facing human civilisation. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Resurgence Talks: Jeremy Leggett – The Solar Civilisation, Renaissance, and the New […]


New Mathematical Model Does NOT Prove Civilization Ends In 1 Of 3 Horrible Scenarios

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This is a first paper in what they hope to be a long term study. It’s an interesting project, but it should not be used to predict what will happen to Earth in the future. Instead we should rely on projections by the scientists who are studying the effects of climate change, our population growth, […]


Rivers run through all of it

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“Painful” was the word used to describe the challenging agreement reached last week between the city of Aspen and five parties opposing Aspen’s specious water-storage scenarios in Maroon and Castle creeks. The pain of water politics is just beginning. Serious drought conditions rippling throughout the seven states comprising the Colorado River watershed make us feel […]


Avoiding self-inflicted extinction. What are the solutions?

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Humankind has the unenviable duty to address the looming threats of runaway climate change and environmental collapse. At risk are Earth’s millions of species and our human civilisation, all of which could face severe hardship or even extinction by the end of this century. It seems like an impossibility: to meaningfully reduce our impact while […]


Turning Trees Into Enemies. The New War on Forests

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The San Marco Square in Florence in 2017. You can see the ancient trees of the square being cut as part of a plan that involved the removal of several hundred trees in the whole city. The action was accompanied by a propaganda campaign against trees that looked curiously similar to that used to justify […]


The Next Big Crisis: Drinking Water

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You might be looking at the next global crisis right now. Because as easily as most people get a clean drink out of the tap, billions of people can’t take that for granted. This problem is only going to get worse. For decades water access has been a slow-growing crisis as many parts of the […]


Bill Ryerson – Dealing With The Elephant In The Room: Overpopulation

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Worldwide, three new humans are born every second. Every day, 225,000 more mouths are added to the global dinner table. That adds up to 80 million new people per year — the population equivalent of the five largest cities in the world. That’s like a new Shanghai, a new Beijing, a new New Delhi, a […]


Is there enough water and land on Earth to meet global food demands?

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Do We Have Enough Resources? Currently, we already produce more food than we need to feed the existing global population. According to Gordon Conway, author of One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?, an equal division of all the food on earth would provide every person with 2,800 calories a day, which is more […]


The Anthropocene extinction

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The Sixth Extinction There have been five major extinctions in the earth’s history and twenty lesser extinction events. They are all cataloged by Wikipedia here: Extinction events And here, below, are all the extinction events since the KT extinction. The event 2 million years ago was, of course, the start of the ice ages. However, […]


America’s ‘Cadillac Desert’: Is there a substitute for fresh water?

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Thirty years after Marc Reisner penned Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water his prophesy is being fulfilled. As the chalky rings which mark previous higher water levels around Colorado River reservoirs grow ever wider, Grist reports that major disputes are now afoot over the remaining water supply. Modern economists have long told […]


The ecologists who think moving to cities will save the planet

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Getty Images / H. Armstrong Roberts / Stringer As far as professions go, conservationists are not known for their optimism. And, with the future of the planet looking so bleak, who can blame them? By 2100, the world is on track for more than three degrees of warming, sliding past the targets set by the […]


Mysterious “Dead Zone” In Arabian Sea Far Worse Than Expected

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Thanks to advances in robotic technology, scientists have been able to study a massive “dead zone” in the Arabian sea – a region with so little oxygen that virtually nothing can live. Scientists began to observe the oxygen-starved zones in the 1970s – which naturally form in the deep sea, but are also found wherever excess nitrogen and phosphorous-based fertilizers run off into coastal […]


Climate change is ‘not as bad as we thought’ say scientists

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CLIMATE change is likely to be markedly less severe than forecast, a study claimed yesterday. It predicted that the impact could be up to 45 per cent less intense than is widely accepted. But the study emerged as other scientists said winter waves pounding the Scottish and Irish coasts have grown grow by up to […]


Fukushima Seven Years Later: Case Closed?

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Investigators at the Fukushima power plant. Official investigations into the Fukushima nuclear disaster conclude that upholding international safety standards alone guarantees nuclear safety, But the plant manager’s account of the catastrophe sheds  new light on the story, writes Franck Guarnieri of MINES ParisTech university. Courtesy: The Conversation.   On March 11, 2011, a nuclear disaster struck Japan. […]


Is Thanos Right?

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After an 18 film wait, with Avengers: Infinity War, we finally got to see what made Thanos get out of bed in the morning. In the film, he reveals to Gamora what troubled him: that the universe has a finite amount of resources, and it can’t sustain the population it currently has. In his view, […]


This Could Be The Real Reason North Korea Halted Nuclear Testing And It’s Terrifying

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The mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site Punggye-ri has likely collapsed following a nuclear test last fall, sparking concerns about radioactive fallout and environmental catastrophes, according to geologists at the University of Science and Technology of China. It comes less than a week after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un announced the reclusive nation would […]


‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

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“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is […]


One planet, one child

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Mother Nature does not argue — and she does not negotiate. Our “home” is heating up and human activity is increasingly exacerbating many other problems. These problems cannot be solved with the same thinking we used when we created them. —Albert Einstein We must reduce global population. Information provided by World Population Balance states that […]


Plutonium Dust Released from Closed Hanford Nuclear Weapons Site

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  As crews demolished a shuttered nuclear weapons plant during 2017 in central Washington, specks of plutonium were swept up in high gusts and blown miles across a desert plateau above the Columbia River. The releases at the Department of Energy cleanup site spewed unknown amounts of plutonium dust into the environment, coated private automobiles […]


Over 95% of world’s population breathing unhealthy air

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More than 95 per cent of the world’s population is breathing unhealthy air, with India and China jointly contributing to over 50 per cent of global deaths attributed to pollution, a new report has found. According to the annual State of Global Air Report, published on Tuesday by the Boston-based Health Effects Institute (HEI), long-term […]


Our selfishness is ruining our planet

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April 22 is Earth Day, which is important for several reasons. For many, the sole purpose of this day is to seemingly remind them about the harmful impacts a variety of practices can have on their health. From sensationalized advertisements about cancer-causing pollutants, to statistics about food waste and crops dying, a lot of what […]


How Many Trees Do We Need?

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“A city like New York (18.6 million people) should require 55.8 million trees to provide its oxygen.“ Is it possible that we could wreck the atmosphere enough that humans would suffocate for a lack of air to breathe? Probably not. Still, it’s not a chance worth taking. Earth’s atmosphere is 78 percent nitrogen and human […]


Saving our World

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The warnings were plentiful. The limits were clearly defined. We have long understood how to keep the Earth’s average temperature from reaching dangerous levels. But as greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continue to trap more heat, we’re now face-to-face with the volatile climate, intense heat waves, and large-scale storms scientists predicted decades ago. Substantial damage […]


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

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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 […]


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