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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 being pushed by the mainstream media, Greta Thunberg and countless well-funded NGOs.

What I am talking about is the stuff that is happening right in our face.  We are systematically poisoning our planet, thousands upon thousands of species are going extinct, and we are literally running out of all of our most important natural resources.  There isn’t going to be enough of anything in the not too distant future.  In fact, even National Geographic is admitting that up to five billion people could soon be facing “shortages of food and clean water”…

As many as five billion people, particularly in Africa and South Asia, are likely to face shortages of food and clean water in the coming decades as nature declines. Hundreds of millions more could be vulnerable to increased risks of severe coastal storms, according to the first-ever model examining how nature and humans can survive together.

“I hope no one is shocked that billions of people could be impacted by 2050,” says Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer a landscape ecologist at Stanford University. “We know we are dependent on nature for many things,” says Chaplin-Kramer, lead author of the paper “Global Modeling Of Nature’s Contributions To People” published in Science.

The clock is literally ticking for humanity, but meanwhile we spend immense amounts of energy on relatively meaningless political squabbles.

Look, the reality of the matter is that this is going to happen no matter which political party is in control of the White House.  We are in very big trouble, and nobody really has any idea how we can possibly turn things around.

At this point, we are running out of topsoil at a staggering rate.  In fact, we have already lost “nearly half of the most productive soil” within the last 150 years

The world grows 95% of its food in the uppermost layer of soil, making topsoil one of the most important components of our food system. But thanks to conventional farming practices, nearly half of the most productive soil has disappeared in the world in the last 150 years, threatening crop yields and contributing to nutrient pollution, dead zones and erosion. In the US alone, soil on cropland is eroding 10 times faster than it can be replenished.

If we continue to degrade the soil at the rate we are now, the world could run out of topsoil in about 60 years, according to Maria-Helena Semedo of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

So do any of you have a viable plan for how we can stop losing our topsoil?

Because if nobody has a plan, mass starvation is an absolute certainty.  Even if we found a way to save our topsoil, we aren’t going to have anyone to pollinate our crops because all of the insects are dying.  I covered this phenomenon in a previous article entitled “Insect Species Are Rapidly Going Extinct Across The Globe – All Insects Could Be Gone ‘In 100 Years’”.

And without enough insects to eat, the bird population is rapidly declining as well.  This is something that I wrote about in a previous article entitled “North America’s Bird Population Is Collapsing – Nearly 3 Billion Birds Have Been Wiped Out Since 1970”.

Despite all of our advanced technology, we can’t seem to do much of anything to stop the death and decay that we see all over the globe.

Even the human race is steadily deteriorating.  Scientists tell us that humans are now smaller, shorter, weaker and dumber than our ancestors were thousands of years ago.  Today, our genes contain tens of thousands of mistakes (mutations), and those mistakes are passed on to the next generation.  And each new generation adds additional mistakes (mutations) to the gene pool, and so over time the number of mutations being passed on continues to grow.  In virtually every case those mutations are harmful, and we have absolutely no way to stop this systematic decay of the human genome.

Literally, our planet and everything in it is falling apart.

Here in the western world, things may seem okay for the moment because our debt-fueled lifestyles and our advanced technology allow us to live fairly comfortable lives.

But things are already starting to change, and global events are accelerating at a pace that is very alarming.  As the fabric of our society unravels, it is going to be imperative to have others that you can lean on for support.

Unfortunately, making friends is not something that most of us are very good at doing.  In fact, one recent study discovered that the average American adult “hasn’t made a new friend in the last five years”

Spending time in the company of good friends regularly has been shown to have a positive impact on health. But for many Americans, socializing in adulthood gets harder with age. A recent survey reveals that 45% of adults admit they find it hard to make new friends. In fact, the average adult hasn’t made a new friend in the last five years, according to the survey.

In this day and age, our screens have become our friends.  We spend countless hours with our televisions, our phones and our computers.  Meanwhile, many of us don’t have any idea how the people living right next door are doing.

One of the reasons why I write so many articles is because that is how I can reach the most people.

If the most effective way of waking people up was traveling the country and holding meetings, I would do it.

But these days it is exceedingly difficult to get people to leave their homes and go to a meeting.  But once I publish this article on the Internet, it will be seen by enough people to easily fill a sports stadium.

The Internet is where the battle for hearts and minds is being won or lost, and we need to do all that we can to wake more people up.

Because the clock is ticking for humanity, and the destiny of billions hangs in the balance.

The Economic Collapse blog



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

  1. dissident on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 9:20 am 

    Just follow the advice given to AOC: eat babies and bomb Russia.

    Everything will be hunky dory.

  2. Shortend on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 9:36 am 

    You mean there isn’t going to be a Master Race?
    Poor Cog head

  3. Duncan Idaho on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 9:41 am 

    FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States

    https://www.theonion.com/fbi-uncovers-al-qaeda-plot-to-just-sit-back-and-enjoy-c-1819576375?fbclid=IwAR3rTwU-pbXaS_mD6JlDj283uLN67nfHpOcH3UdBhoe0Lsbug-70j_KP3nw/

  4. Hello on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 11:24 am 

    Finally some good news.

  5. Sissyfuss on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 11:59 am 

    The 6th Mass Extinction is not a work of fiction as opposed to President Bonespurs Chinese hoax. The doubled headed inertia of population growth and climate disruption cannot be halted now, nor even slowed now.

  6. Duncan Idaho on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 12:00 pm 

    on this date:

    1492 — New Old World: Arawaks discover Columbus: invader, slaver, thief, murder, liar, madman. He & his crew signal the start of the European invasion of the Americas with rape & pillage which continues to this day.

  7. Sissyfuss on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 12:04 pm 

    Love Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer’s comment, “We know we are dependent on Nature for many things.” Uh, Miss hyphenated lady, does many and everything mean the same?

  8. Robert Inget on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 12:11 pm 

    https://www.newsweek.com/us-troops-syria-turkey-1464727

    Turks hit US Special Forces Base.
    ‘We are very sorry’ We were aiming at that hospital next door’.
    (black humor)

  9. Cloggie on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 12:15 pm 

    1492 — New Old World: Arawaks discover Columbus: invader, slaver, thief, murder, liar, madman. He & his crew signal the start of the European invasion of the Americas with rape & pillage which continues to this day.

    You mean people like you?

    Aren’t you deeply embarrassed about yourself, you raping and pillaging European invader?

    Shame on you!

  10. Robert Inget on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 12:15 pm 

    I collapse every night. around 8:00.
    If/When the US does the same you, certainly me, won’t be around to ‘enjoy’ it.

  11. Robert Inget on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 12:31 pm 

    ‘Climate Disruption’
    Don’t you prefer that term over CC or GW?
    Thank you, Sissyfuss.

    I notice when a nameless poster references someone else’s writing they ID that author’s NAME.

    Babies are often nicknamed shortly after birth.
    Parents are just getting to know the new family member.

    Only my mother (and those mocking) called me
    ‘Bobby’.

    Are you all wanted for unpaid parking tickets?
    If you are spreading truth, why not take responsibility. Use you real name.

  12. Davy on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 12:40 pm 

    “1492 — New Old World: Arawaks discover Columbus: invader, slaver, thief, murder,”

    Idaho, tell that to the extinct large mammals the invaders from Asia killed out on their way to the Bahamas. I think it is a human problem.

  13. Sissyfuss on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 12:43 pm 

    Robt, I used my real name a few times in the last few years. Prefer the ancient mythical name that I’ve slightly skewed because much of my life has felt like participating in a hopeless task without reason or accomplishment. My real moniker has no reference to my life’s travails and tragedies.

  14. Davy on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 12:54 pm 

    “Only my mother (and those mocking) called me
    ‘Bobby’.”

    If you showed people respect you wouldn’t be ridiculed, Bobby.

  15. Davy on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 12:59 pm 

    Oh, Bobby, using your real name with a lunatic troll like juanpee on this forum opens you up to real ID dangers. The fuck nut can access so much personal info on a variety of sites and trash your life. I just call you Bobby and neuter your nonsense.

  16. Davy on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 2:31 pm 

    Hi Everyone:

    Please read my quote at the bottom for a random example of my civil commentary. Please note my polite, moderate, and balanced approach.

    ~~Doesn’t matter if a comment is directed at me, when I disagree I attack using a familiar bag of tricks including playground taunts, insults, and anything else personally demeaning.
    ~~If I disagree, I accuse the poster of being a “foreigner”, then I tell them to get out of my country.
    ~~I address people with condescending names.
    ~~I make statements without evidence.
    ~~I always work “hate” into my comments.
    ~~ALWAYS moderate and neuter stupid Democrats and lying liberals.

    “Bobby, your side is destroying the constitution and corrupting the public domain. Extremist American hating liberals like you need to move to Canada where you belong. Oh, I forgot, you are rich so try an ocean side villa in mexico”

  17. Davy approves this message on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 2:34 pm 

    Shut-up, DavySkum, Robert has NEVER addressed you. Nevertheless, you are incapable of minding your own business.

    No wonder you are so universally hated.

  18. JuanPee is triggered on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 3:12 pm 

    supremacist muzzies jerk said Davy on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 11:33 am napoleon doome…
    Davy approves this message said Shut-up, DavySkum, Robert has NEVER addressed you….
    Davy said Hi Everyone: Please read my quote at the bottom fo…
    Robert Inget sa

  19. Davy on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 3:17 pm 

    JuanPee is an uneducated 3rd world illegal alien. The criminal needs to be deported. On this forum he is a disgusting troll who has mucked up the place with mindless comments and deranged socks like supermodel muzzled jerkoff. He thinks it is creative writing but the reality is JuanP is the jerkoff. Ban the cunt.

  20. Davy is retarded on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 3:51 pm 

    Davy is an uneducated 3rd world missuirah dumbass. The criminal needs to be in a padded room. On this forum he is a disgusting troll who has mucked up the place with mindless comments and deranged socks. He thinks he is REAL SMART but the reality is Davy dumbass is a jerkoff. Ban the cunt.

  21. supremacist muzzie jerk on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 4:23 pm 

    Supertard big muzzie beard investigates 3rd world muzzies in miami and this is obviously Juan Paultard former Juan Pablo now going by the big beard alias JuanP:

    Davy is retarded said Davy is an uneducated 3rd world missuirah dumbass….

  22. Cloggie on Sun, 13th Oct 2019 7:22 am 

    The renewable energy transition in the Netherlands is picking up speed:

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2019/10/13/solar-park-midden-groningen/

    1.5 GW peak new installation in 2018, increasing total solar capacity to 4.4 GW peak.

    Total average 24/7/365 Dutch electricity consumption is 13 GW.

  23. Cloggie on Sun, 13th Oct 2019 7:52 am 

    The wind energy sector is doing fine as well in the Netherlands. Recently the construction of a 2nd 1.5 GW large offshore wind park was granted to the Swedish company Vattenfall, who will build the park without a dime of subsidy:

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2019/10/13/2nd-subsidy-free-offshore-wind-park-in-the-netherlands/

    The Netherlands expects to have a 70% renewable electricity base as early as 2030.

    By 2050, the Netherlands no longer will have to pay a fossil fuel bill.

  24. Kenz300 on Sun, 13th Oct 2019 6:33 pm 

    More people – less resources – what could go wrong ?

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