Vast quantities of Antarctic ice are collapsing into the sea, something that scientists are fearful is signalling the early stages of unstoppable disintegration.
With the Arctic permafrost melting, the crypt known as the Doomsday Vault, built to preserve humanity’s food sources after/during an apocalyptic/disaster situation, has flooded.
Doomsday is every day to those 200 species that go extinct daily, thanks to this culture.
The apocalypse is now. It isn’t God, invaders from Mars, zombies, galactic alignment, geomagnetic reversal, or even Donald Trump. It’s dehabitation, development, mass extinction, oil culture, agriculture, global warming and more. It’s the ecological collapse we are living through.
Wishful thinking, positivity and green-tech isn’t going to stop what is already happening, or work as long term “sustainable” solutions.
Tree eaters include the Biojack 300E, the Posse ScorpionKing, the CBI ChipMax 484 Portable, the Naarva S23 Stroke Harveste, the John Deere H414, the SP 451 LF and the Waratah HTH624C. The damage they inflict, as you can see, is horrific.
And to quote the words of J. R. R. Tolkien –
“These folk are hewers of trees and hunters of beasts; therefore we are their unfriends, and if they will not depart we shall afflict them in all ways that we can.”
These are the words of soil expert Rick Haney on agribusiness’s pursuit of maximum crop yield –
“We were applying fertilizers and getting these big yields, so that system seemed to be working — until we began seeing, for example, the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico [created by algal blooms triggered by high nitrogen levels from fertilizer], and we started wondering if this was really working right. Are we putting on too much fertilizer? And the answer is, “Yes we are.” It’s like instead of feeding your children a balanced diet, let’s just feed them vitamins. That’s not going to work, is it?
Our mindset nowadays is that if you don’t put down fertilizer, nothing grows. But that’s just not true, and it never has been. The biggest issue with all this is that we keep wanting to get higher and higher yields. But the reality is that you are shooting yourself in the foot doing that …
… Well, if we are going to overproduce corn, wheat, soy, sorghum — look at the price. Why is the price low? Right now, these guys are planting corn around here, and I’ve talked to several of them who tell me that they won’t be making any profit this year. They are looking at a loss. It’s just crazy. If you are going to overproduce your product, the price drops. So what are we doing?
We had a guy I talked to last week who said, “If I adopt these soil health principles, my yields will fall.” And I said, “Yeah, I hope so, I hope everyone’s yields fall.” There’s just this mindset that we’ve got to increase the yields, increase the yields, increase the yields. You can’t keep doing that.”
Taken from this piece on Yale Environment 360.
More on Mexican dead zone here and here.
Executive director of Climate Nexus Jeff Nesbit suggests that humanity might be extinct by 2050.
“The human race could vanish in the blink of an eye within our lifetimes … there is a dark, threatening side to the AI story, and it is only now being discussed publicly.” Nesbit
Nesbit draws from the fears of individuals such as Bill Gates, Stephen Hawkins and Elon Musk in his article on the subject – full text here.