What does it take to make an impression on the majority of people in the world today? Maybe it is something like a local catastrophe (Haiti earthquake or Hurricane Katrina), or an unusual event that is hard to explain or perhaps something as simple and impactful as FOOD becoming prohibitively expensive and hard to find. Something will eventually make the changes impactful enough for most people to notice.
A tornado in a place that normally does not experience them can make people wonder. Ski resorts that had no real season (like this year in the Western US) because the weather was so warm they couldn’t even make snow last their entire season and then wondered why. Even the annual cherry blossom festival had to be moved UP this year because it’s spring in Washington, D.C. already! The warmest and the coldest temperatures on record setting was in the same year all over the world. All of these documentable events happened this past year. Did people notice enough to do something about climate change? Not in most cases.
A poll of Americans revealed that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is real which is considered the highest ‘belief level’ in two years. And, facts do prove convincing when you read articles such Greenhouse gases are likely to result in annual costs of nearly $2 trillion in damage to the oceans by 2100, according to a new Swedish study, and Extreme Weather Makes a Convincing Case for Climate Change.
Here’s the tough part: What can you personally do to reduce the perpetual bruising of the earth? Almost nothing.
According to the Global Warming & Climate Changes Section of the New York Times, February 26, 2012, “Global emissions of carbon dioxide jumped by the largest amount on record in 2010, upending the notion that the brief decline during the recession might persist through the recovery. Emissions rose 5.9 percent in 2010, according to the Global Carbon Project, an international collaboration of scientists. The increase solidified a trend of ever-rising emissions that scientists fear will make it difficult, if not impossible, to forestall severe climate change in coming decades.”
It will take the collective action of millions of people to make a difference and time to do that has probably actually run out for this short-lived phase of human existence. The population is going to crash. We don’t know when, but this is absolutely certain: Billions of people will die this century.
That statement needs to be put in prospective.
There are over 7 billion people on Earth today and the average life expectancy of even the longest living people is less than 90 years, so all of those alive today, over 7 billion, will die before the turn of the century. Now the rub, how many will reproduce to grow the population even further? Probably too many will reproduce to make any real difference in the coming catastrophe.
What can you do personally to insure your personal survival and that of your loved ones? Sit down, lean over and kiss your a** good-bye. No, really, is there any possible way for you to actually enjoy a good live over the next several decades?
Read on . . .
Each 25 sq ft of grow space in a PFAS will feed an adult their table vegetables (not root crops) year round forever, plus two 4 oz fillets of fish each week for the same period. Figure out how many adults or adult equivalents you want to feed, multiply by 25 and you will have the size PFAS you need to build. If you are looking ahead you can double that size and make some money selling produce to your neighbors when their food gets scarce. For example: four adults need 100 sq ft of grow space, that’s 5′ x 20′, a single Module. A commercial PFAS Unit will feed 240 people at the same level, forever.
This is a follow up post on Malthus from several days ago. If you are concerned about the masses of humanity you will spend the rest of your life in agony because the climate change is making life on this planet less hospitable to humans.