One Finite Planet

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All: November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014

Influence: No, they don’t want to sell your data, it’s worse.

Influence: No, they don’t want to sell your data, it’s worse.

I recently read another comment containing the 'I don't want google getting more of my data to sell' and it reminded me of the question, 'why is your data valuable?', and the common myth that Facebook and Google etc want your data so they can sell it.

They don't want to sell your data, but the reality, is more sinister: they want the power to change your thinking.

One Finite Environment: Sustainability vs perpetual growth.

One Finite Environment: Sustainability vs perpetual growth.

We live on planet with a dying biosphere that only will soon end its the brief period of being able to naturally support complex life, yet there is a common assumption that the Earth would always support complex life, with many even wanting to believe even Earth would even support perpetual growth.

Assuming climate change is an existential threat and not merely an inconvenience, then surviving until that pending natural end to complex life is the current challenge, but ignoring the long-term CO2 challenges would only buy time on our dying planet.

Humanity could be nature's cure for a dying biosphere, as long as we don't kill the patient and as adults accept an end to growth.

My journey to understanding population.

My journey to understanding population.

Arguably mankind's greatest achievement is not the moon-landing, but the near elimination of child mortality. Side effects include a population explosion resulting in numbers such that we have only pseudo solutions for sustaining the environment.

To arrive at my current point of understanding of population mechanisms and population growth, 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 Growth Advocacy: Mislead Immigration Support, or Greed & Tribalism?

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

In Australia, as in many countries, there appears to be almost universal acceptance of perpetual population growth. Population growth is seen as: Desirable because it is the path to economic prosperity. Inevitable. A requirement for supporting refugees. None reflect reality. So why is it, that so few contemplate a finite population target, given we live on a finite planet?
Influence: No, they don’t want to sell your data, it’s worse.

Influence: No, they don’t want to sell your data, it’s worse.

I recently read another comment containing the 'I don't want google getting more of my data to sell' and it reminded me of the question, 'why is your data valuable?', and the common myth that Facebook and Google etc want your data so they can sell it. They don't want to sell your data, but the reality, is more sinister: they want the power to change your thinking.
Did Al Gore nail it: Is climate change merely inconvenient, or is it an existential threat?

Did Al Gore nail it: Is climate change merely inconvenient, or is it an existential threat?

Claims that +1.5oC warming would be 'catastrophic', and that climate change represents an 'existential threat' can be quite vague as just what is 'catastrophic' or an 'existential threat'? This webpaper, seeks to translate 'catastrophic' outcomes and 'existential threats' into more concrete outcomes. "We recognise climate change is a serious problem and are committed to net zero by 2050 in order to prevent the disastrous consequences anticipated to occur by around 2026" Typical government position: Is it ok?
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.
Webpapers
Base load Solar and Wind: Renewables alone not a substitute for fossil fuels.

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

Crime: A litmus test for inequality?

Crime: A litmus test for inequality?

Lead, Crime and Justice

Lead, Crime and Justice

Race, Racism and Skin Colour: what do ‘race’ and racism mean?

Race, Racism and Skin Colour: what do ‘race’ and racism mean?

Optimum population of humans: Ideally, how many people can, or should, the Earth support?

Optimum population of humans: Ideally, how many people can, or should, the Earth support?

Farming Humans & Trickle Up Economics: How the wealthy get wealthy.

Farming Humans & Trickle Up Economics: How the wealthy get wealthy.

COP26: Were The Deck Chairs Sufficiently Shuffled?

COP26: Were The Deck Chairs Sufficiently Shuffled?

COP27: Climate change action sabotage?

COP27: Climate change action sabotage?

Why wait? We should end population growth NOW!

Why wait? We should end population growth NOW!

The environmental impact of the transition to EVs and the potential problems.

The environmental impact of the transition to EVs and the potential problems.

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

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

Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

The Power struggle in Australia.

The Power struggle in Australia.

Peak Child: When, and what does it mean?

Peak Child: When, and what does it mean?

Natural Climate Change: Surprises from Nature!

Natural Climate Change: Surprises from Nature!

Why Population growth even before the explosion?

Why Population growth even before the explosion?

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.

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?

Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

The Population Growth Economy Ponzi schemes.

The Population Growth Economy Ponzi schemes.

WWIII?

WWIII?

Ghost cities and ghost homes: housing finance crisis?

Ghost cities and ghost homes: housing finance crisis?

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.

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.

New York, Sweden and the case for herd immunity.

New York, Sweden and the case for herd immunity.

Peak Population 2055: Really? That soon?

Robots & Job Terminations

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

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.

Population on a Finite World: No Vacancies.

Population on a Finite World: No Vacancies.

Opportune Arguments: Confirmation Bias Weaponised.

Opportune Arguments: Confirmation Bias Weaponised.

The electrical grid, V2G and EV Home Charging: Missing an opportunity for the planet.

The electrical grid, V2G and EV Home Charging: Missing an opportunity for the planet.

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

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

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.

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

Politics. Left & Right: Merit = Wealth?

Trump: Conceding? Or Plotting?

The G20 outcome, a plan to make the earth a worse place?

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?

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

The Housing Price Trap: A global bubble?

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

Left Vs Right: Ideologies Clash And Outrage

The AUKUS FUKUS Fracas: Submarines, Really?

Lord Trumpemort And The Coup Eaters.

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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?