One Finite Planet

November 21, 2014

Environment: Journey to grok One Finite Planet.

Environment: Journey to grok One Finite Planet.

While throughout history there have been people who realised the Earth was finite, too few have stopped to fully contemplate grok the concept. Grok that the area of the Earth is finite, that the resources of the Earth are finite, and the time the Earth will exist is finite.

It was not until the 1700s that a significant number of people in different countries could even accurately picture the planet entire planet and appreciate the surface was finite, and not until the 1900s that the term 'sustainability' attracted significant attention, and people started to appreciate how resources are finite.

This missing piece in this picture is still time, with most people still having a time horizon that allows time for our planet can be considered infinite, even though finite, and there is less than 2% of time remaining for life on Earth.

My Journey To Understanding Population.

My Journey To Understanding Population.

Population is a complex area. To arrive at my current point of understanding, it took me a number of light bulb moments over the years since 2013, with many realisations shattering some of my previous beliefs, and sometimes taking years to be ready to take the next step.

Here is a recap of my journey, and if you can move quickly from step to step, then you can absorb information faster than I can, but perhaps this information will inspire others on their own journey.

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Population Explosion: What happened to get to 8 Billion people?

Population Explosion: What happened to get to 8 Billion people?

Humanity has just experienced a population explosion. Whether you believe we are overpopulated or not, the facts are that we have just had a population explosion. Over two centuries of population peaking at 50x higher than the long term population growth, and peaking at 100x higher during the baby boom. Yet the explosion occurred with women having less babies than ever before, even during the baby boom, and is ending all by itself. So what caused the boom, why a population explosion when birth rates are falling? Will our population grow until we are living life like battery hens?
Overpopulation: starvation is the last symptom.

Overpopulation: starvation is the last symptom.

The Myth: Starvation will provide a warning of overpopulation. The Truth: In nature, we define overpopulation as when sustaining the population results in damage to the environment. Plagues are a problem were before the plague population starts to starve. Starvation will be a consequence only when overpopulation has resulted in environmental collapse that will result in a rapid population collapse. Starvation is useless as an indicator, by the time there is starvation all environmental food reserves have been consumed, and catastrophe is then unavoidable.
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Natural Climate Change: Surprises From Nature!

Natural Climate Change: Surprises From Nature!

Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

Why Population growth even before the explosion?

Why Population growth even before the explosion?

Environmental impact of the transition to EVs.

Environmental impact of the transition to EVs.

Why Hydrogen Cars are not the future, and EVs are here to stay.

Why Hydrogen Cars are not the future, and EVs are here to stay.

Optimum Population: nature’s birth control.

Optimum Population: nature’s birth control.

Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

Big Oil, AKA Big Fossil: How real, and what about ‘big climate’?

Big Oil, AKA Big Fossil: How real, and what about ‘big climate’?

The Population Growth Economy Ponzi schemes.

The Population Growth Economy Ponzi schemes.

Ghost cities and ghost homes: housing finance crisis?

Ghost cities and ghost homes: housing finance crisis?

Solar and Wind: Renewables alone not a substitute for fossil fuels.

Solar and Wind: Renewables alone not a substitute for fossil fuels.

Hydrogen Future: Often Scams, Even If Not Intended, So Always Ask “Where does the hydrogen come from?”

Hydrogen Future: Often Scams, Even If Not Intended, So Always Ask “Where does the hydrogen come from?”

Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

the surprises hiding in life expectancy numbers.

the surprises hiding in life expectancy numbers.

The Threat Of Gatekeepers: Extortion that drives inflation and eventually a dystopia?

The Threat Of Gatekeepers: Extortion that drives inflation and eventually a dystopia?

Economic Growth: The Holy Grail, Or Another Myth?

Exploring The Roles Of Employment In Society.

Exploring The Roles Of Employment In Society.

Peak Population 2055: Really? That soon?

Robots & Job Terminations

The Potential Scale and Impact of population growth: 7 trillion humans?

Wealth Tax: Good Idea? Bad Idea?

Covid-19 Immunity: Layers, immunity from vaccination vs infection, and the good news.

Covid-19 Immunity: Layers, immunity from vaccination vs infection, and the good news.

Opportune Arguments: Confirmation Bias Weaponised.

Opportune Arguments: Confirmation Bias Weaponised.

Population on a Finite World: No Vacancies.

Population on a Finite World: No Vacancies.

Home Charging: The Challenge To A Green Equitable EV Transition

Home Charging: The Challenge To A Green Equitable EV Transition

Vaccines are an Experiment: With People As Guinea Pigs?

Narrowcast disunity: where does it lead?

Free Will: An Essential, But Dangerous, Illusion.

Free Will: An Essential, But Dangerous, Illusion.

Carbon Capture and Storage: When it works, and why it doesn’t for work ‘blue hydrogen’.

Carbon Capture and Storage: When it works, and why it doesn’t for work ‘blue hydrogen’.

If the earth is overpopulated, so what?

Politics. Left & Right: Merit = Wealth?

What should we fear: The link from fear to hatred.

Lead, Crime and Justice

The Housing Price Trap: A global bubble?

Left Vs Right: Ideologies Clash And Outrage

Peak Population: We May Never Return.

Peak Population: We May Never Return.

Economic Cost Of Peak Population: Market Crash in Japan, China, The World.

My Body My Choice: Polarization and Outrage, But Who Is Pulling The Strings?

Omicron Variant: For Better or For Worse?

Population Growth Advocacy: Mislead Immigration Support, or Greed & Tribalism?

Population Growth Advocacy: Mislead Immigration Support, or Greed & Tribalism?

A Crisis Of Truth: Do ‘Alternate Facts’ Represent A Threat To Humanity?

A Crisis Of Truth: Do ‘Alternate Facts’ Represent A Threat To Humanity?

Births Per Woman: Not quite what you would expect.

Births Per Woman: Not quite what you would expect.

Overpopulation solutions? See it as a ratio, not a number.

Overpopulation solutions? See it as a ratio, not a number.

Environmental Damage: The Overpopulation Indicator

Environmental Damage: The Overpopulation Indicator

Covid-19 & Vaccination Deaths: Statistically, Coincidences will distort reported deaths.

Covid-19 & Vaccination Deaths: Statistically, Coincidences will distort reported deaths.

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Adventure(AO 2022)  A Shakespearean Style Tragedy?

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Adventure(AO 2022) A Shakespearean Style Tragedy?

Vaccine Safety & Efficacy: As claimed?

Vaccine Safety & Efficacy: As claimed?

Covid-19 Aug 2021: Almost over, or still a serious threat?

Coronavirus: Facts, Myths and Surprises (March 20th 2020)

Covid-19 Cases Numbers: Not what we are told

Ignore Covid-19 Fake News: Conscience Is The Main Reason To Avoid Infection.

Ignore Covid-19 Fake News: Conscience Is The Main Reason To Avoid Infection.

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Covid-19 is NOT ‘binary’: Severity is as Variable as with a Car Crash.

Covid-19 is NOT ‘binary’: Severity is as Variable as with a Car Crash.

Jobs in the ‘ECO’ age part1: outsourced & offshored?

Industrial/Growth Age vs Information/Eco Age

The population ‘catch 22’

Australia in the Pandemic: Eye of the storm?

All Free? The Tech Industry is so dumb!

Population: Brace, the slow down has started!

Biden vs Trump: A World Changing US Election?

Biden vs Trump: A World Changing US Election?

2020: Trump ‘wins’ on election Night?

2020: Trump To Declare Victory on election Night? Violence and Intimation? (revision II)

OK, Election day over, who won and what now?

OK, Election day over, who won and what now?

Winners! but.. without the senate?

US Election: Why The Flip The Switch States?

Donald Trump: Victory Still Possible?

What if Trump isn’t lying?

US 2020 Election: Never ending story

US 2020 Election: Never ending story

System Failure: USA, Jan 6th 2021

System Failure: USA, Jan 6th 2021

Off Topic Surprise: Aslan Karatsev and how self- image can mask ability.

Will An Actual Vaccination Conspiracy In Australia Backfire Internationally?

Vaccines: yes, some stories are too good to be true.

Mid 2021: Eliminate it? Or ‘Live With’ Covid-19 and what follows?

Search: What Search Results do others see, and can search hurt me?

Beyond COP26: 1.5°C Now Ensured, Where Next?

Trump: Real Problem, No Solution

Influence Industry / Free Tech / Social Media: Index

Australia: Climate Policy Fail? Or Democracy Fail?

Climate change: If Only Everyone Was A True Sceptic.

Timeline
Population Explosion: What happened to get to 8 Billion people?

Population Explosion: What happened to get to 8 Billion people?

Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

WWIII?

WWIII?

Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

1.5°C by 2026? Already +1.25°C  in 2021: What You Are Not Being Told Other Than By Greta Thunberg et al., And Why Not.

1.5°C by 2026? Already +1.25°C in 2021: What You Are Not Being Told Other Than By Greta Thunberg et al., And Why Not.

New York, Sweden and the case for herd immunity.

New York, Sweden and the case for herd immunity.

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

Electric Cars: 2021, It Just Doesn’t add up (yet).

COP26: Were The Deck Chairs Sufficiently Shuffled?

COP26: Were The Deck Chairs Sufficiently Shuffled?

Obama and Xi Jinping announcement: a huge step for climate action? Or a backward step?

Trump: Conceding? Or Plotting?

Foreign fighters: Is it really a surprise that ISIS/ISIL can recruit from the west?

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Australia Day Surprise: Another title for Prince Philip. Foolishness, or other motives?

Australia: Yet another prime minister?

Australian Budget: Ignorance or Lies?

Brexit and Trump: Common Theme?

Brexit: Litmus test, Labor vs Liberal

Syria: Why Assad did not use chemical weapons to kill Syrian citizens

The AUKUS FUKUS Fracas: Submarines, Really?

Lord Trumpemort And The Coup Eaters.

Omicron Alert, Or Already Time For Alarm?

Omicron Alert, Or Already Time For Alarm?

Omicron Doom, But Australia Parties & Experiments: December 2021 snapshot.

Omicron Doom, But Australia Parties & Experiments: December 2021 snapshot.

From Covid-Zero to Worlds Worst Outbreak? Tracking Omicron, and The Australian ‘Pandemic-Over’  Experiment.

From Covid-Zero to Worlds Worst Outbreak? Tracking Omicron, and The Australian ‘Pandemic-Over’ Experiment.

Why wait? We should end population growth NOW!

Why wait? We should end population growth NOW!

China Population Surprise: Peak Population in 2022.

China Population Surprise: Peak Population in 2022.

Paradox Resolved: Why The Population Explosion Is Ending and birth rates falling.

Paradox Resolved: Why The Population Explosion Is Ending and birth rates falling.

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All: November 21, 2014