Sunday, March 22, 2015
World footprint! Planets resources usage vs. population and environment!
Do we fit on the planet?
Today humanity uses the equivalent of 1.5 planets to provide the resources we use and absorb our waste. This means it now takes the Earth one year and six months to regenerate what we use in a year.
Moderate UN scenarios suggest that if current population and consumption trends continue, by the 2030s, we will need the equivalent of two Earths to support us. And of course, we only have one.
Turning resources into waste faster than waste can be turned back into resources puts us in global ecological overshoot, depleting the very resources on which human life and biodiversity depend.
…World capacity of usage, which is the footprint definition, has a critical first limit, defined as year 2,050 , starting from year 2,030…!
…Simply because by then, we will surely know, where Global Warming is going to, and how long is the over-usage of our Planet going to catch up on us beyond return to a World we know today!
…THIS WILL HAPPEN MORE EVIDENTLY IN WORSE AREAS OF THE WORLD!
…THE LAST BASTIONS of more normal living will be over exploited then to worsen them also!
…HOW LONG WILL GOVERNMENTS AND HUMANS, DECIDE TO CHANGE THEIR ECONOMIC/SOCIAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE OF FUNCTIONING?
…Humans cannot go extinct because of over-usage of the Planet as such! It is what they do because of it that can cause, big mass deaths!
…THE SCENARIO OF HUMAN DISAPPEARANCE EXTINCTION FROM THE PLANET WOULD TAKE A MAJOR ASTRONOMICAL ASTEROID EVENT TO HAPPEN, OR A WORLD NUCLEAR ATOMIC MAJOR WORLD WAR! A Bio-chemical event could be overcome!
…And even after this, most likely pockets of small human communities would survive!
BUT THOSE HUMANS OF THE FUTURE WILL SURELY CURSE THEIR ANCESTORS, and Religions!