“Humanoids are torching the planet at a rate of 16.83 terawatts equivalent to the energy released by detonating about 26,640 Hiroshima sized A bombs each day or 9.73 million bombs throughout the year”
The risk of human extinction due to anthropogenic causes is higher than that of extinction due to asteroid impact and mass volcanic eruptions.
The famous French riddle, describes the collapse of entire humanity,
“We have a pond on which water lilies grow, doubling in number everyday. It takes 30 days for the lilies to cover the pond completely and suffocate the fish and other life forms in the water. On what day do we forfeit our last chance to react?”
The answer, of course, is the 29th day. The following day, the 30th day, the lilies completely cover the pond.
We have now reached the final hour on the ‘29th day.’ Our exponentially growing ecological footprint has pushed at least 15 of the 24 ecosystems (about 2/3 of all ecosystems) vital for supporting life to the verge of collapse including fresh water, fisheries, air and water purification systems, and the systems that regulate climate, natural hazards, and pests. We are responsible for every single destruction happening on the planet listed below;
Destroying the atmosphere: Human activity is responsible for ozone depletion (ozone holes). Ozone depletion is exposing the biosphere to higher levels of UV radiation (UVA and UVB) that reach the Earth’s surface and pose the biggest threat to life-support mechanisms.
Consuming excessive energy: All human activities require the conversion and consumption of energy. The rate of conversion/consumption of energy is directly proportional to the poisoning of our biosphere. The more energy converted and consumed, the more toxic substances released into the biosphere. In most cases where the damage to life support systems is already extensive, the destruction of ecosystems increases exponentially against any linear increase in human activity.
Pollution: Polluting the air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil we eat. Pumping toxic substances (industrial, agricultural and municipal) including NOX, SOX, heavy metals, chemicals, petrochemicals, biological and radionuclide poisons, other synthetic poisons, pollutants, and heat into the biosphere is creating a terminal toxic syndrome on Earth.
Depleting the supplies of freshwater: Humans are interfering with the hydro cycle by squandering large quantities of freshwater, depleting the water supplies and preventing aquifers from recharging. Water that naturally seeps through the ground to restore the aquifers is instead diverted through roads, roofs, ducts and canals causing flash floods and surface run-off.
Desertification: Human activities are causing desertification or the degradation of land in vast areas of our planet causing loss of biodiversity and loss of productive capacity. The demand to grow more crops and graze more animals is increasing the rate of desertification exponentially. Each year desertification claims about six million hectares of productive land, an area nearly the size of West Virginia . Land degradation affects about 2 billion hectares of land in more than 110 countries, with arable land being lost at 30-40 times the historic rate.
Acid rain: Acid rain is a serious environmental problem that affects most of the industrialized world, as well as other regions. Acid rain contributes to acidification of rivers, streams and lakes killing fish and other marine creatures. Acid rain also causes forest damage, accelerates weathering in carbonate rocks and hastens building weathering.
Depleting natural resources: Human consumption of natural resources already exceeds the planet’s productive capacity, depleting the Earth’s natural capital rapidly. Increasingly, more lives would be lost due to food, water and energy scarcity.
Heat Waves: Large volumes of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses and pollutants released from the excessive consumption of fossil fuels are cooking our planet, melting glaciers and ice contributing to the rise in sea levels.
Increasing dead zones: The application of vast quantities of fertilizers to agricultural land each year corresponds to the increase of dead zones in the coastal waters killing off fish, other marine creatures and aquatic living systems.
Interfering with nature’s reproductive cycles: It is becoming increasingly evident that genetic engineering technology is intrinsically unsafe and unreliable both in agriculture and in medicine. From the purely social and political viewpoints, the dangers of genetic engineering include increased economic inequality and totalitarian control over the populace via large-scale eugenic programs.
Promoting the spread of virulent disease pandemics: The weakened ecosystems are increasingly less effective in preventing disease. Unstoppable disease pandemics (both natural and manmade) would be a serious threat to humans and other animals.
Contributing to the extremes of climatic conditions: Exacerbated by Global Heating and failing ecosystems, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, extreme rain events will pose a serious threat to the safety of humans and other life forms.
Deforestation: About 13 million hectares of the world’s forests are lost due to deforestation each year. Although the net rate of forest loss is reduced by plantation of new forests and natural expansion of existing forests, this comes as no consolation to possibly as many as 27,000 species that inhabit the “old” forests. The global net loss of forest cover (natural forests and plantations) was about 125.5 million hectares between 1990 to 2005 an area 3 times the size of California . This represents an average net loss of about 8.4 million hectares each year during the reported period.
Overexpanding gigantic landfill: Each year we are converting about 60 trillion pounds of materials to garbage. As we continue to stuff our planet with more garbage, the landfills rapidly engulf us. Meanwhile, the human and wildlife habitats keep on shrinking.
Manufacturing weapons: The so-called Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and the “Big Money” racketeers that own or control them are the largest and the most powerful terrorist organization in the world. In the last two generations alone, their nefarious weapons have killed more people than were ever slaughtered in the previous 5,700 years of recorded history.
Waging wars. The psychopathology of predatory mutant humanoids, is geared on the annihilation of most life forms on Earth, even at the cost of wholesale destruction of the planet’s ecosystem. This creates ideal opportunities for the arms trade. The war racketeers profit from selling arms and by waging wars. People pay the ultimate price by sacrificing their old and young.
Predatory economic system: Billions for the banker debt slavery for the people. Capitalism, the cannibalistic system of economy, has transformed Earth from a life base to a ticking time bomb!
Creating social conflicts: Increasingly, social conflicts caused by inequality and uneven distribution of resources would play a major role in undermining the security of the population centers throughout the world.
Conducting and condoning unethical behavior: Unsustainable lifestyles, population mobility, overconsumption, and human possessions are overwhelming and destroying the ecosystems.
By continuing to do what we’re doing today, we’re essentially participating in and accelerating, a mass suicide mission; a self driven extinction of the human species.
This is our last chance to react. Tomorrow, the 30th day, the ‘lilies’ would cover our ‘pond’ completely and choke us all.