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Real Limits to Growth

What are the Real Limits to Growth?

Limits to Growth was published in 1972, and its assorted charts and graphs made remarkably real that, as the authors of that book put it at the time, “If the present growth trends in world population, industrialization, pollution, food production, and resource depletion continue unchanged, the limits to growth on this planet will be reached sometime within the next one hundred years. The most probable result will be a rather sudden and uncontrollable decline in both population and industrial capacity.”

The scenarios, which are called World3, showed how population growth and natural resource use interacted to impose limits to industrial growth, a novel and even controversial idea at the time.

 Though Limits to Growth was the biggest-selling environmental book of all time, with 30 million copies sold — it wasn’t enough to divert our trajectory. People convinced themselves the limits to growth were far enough away they’d be someone else’s problem.

Real Limits to Growth

In 1992, this was no longer true. On the 20th anniversary of the publication of Limits to Growth, the team updated its book called Beyond the Limits. Already in the 1990s there was compelling evidence that humanity was moving deeper into unsustainable territory. Beyond the Limit argued that in many areas we had “overshot” our limits, or expanded our demands on the planet’s resources and sinks beyond what could be sustained over time.

The new book proved to be accurate on many of the basic trend extrapolations: the gap between rich and poor has only grown wider in the past three decades. Thirty years ago, it seemed unimaginable that humanity could expand its numbers and economy so soon to alter the Earth’s natural systems.Real Limits to Growth

The most common criticisms of the original World3 model were that it underestimates the power of technology. But even with the most effective technologies and the greatest economic resilience that seems possible, this model generated scenarios of collapse because of a shortage of resources:

  • The most obvious limit on food production is land. Millions of acres of cultivated land are being degraded by processes such as soil erosion and salinization, while the cultivated area remains roughly constant.
  • Only one-fifth of the planet’s original forest cover remains in large tracts of undisturbed natural forests. Although forest cover in temperate areas is stable, tropical forest area is plummeting
  • Another limit to food production is water. Per capita water withdrawals are going down because of environmental problems, rising costs, or scarcity.
  • Another limit to growth is today’s world population of 7.2 billion. Can you believe 9 billion people predicted in 2050 , when it was only 4 billion people in 1974, the year of the first Skylab? How coincidental is the hockey stick graph of both population and carbon emissions.Real Limits to Growth
  • More than 80 percent of year 2000 commercial energy use comes from non- renewable fossil fuels—oil, natural gas, and coal. The underground stocks of fossil fuels are going continuously and inexorably down. The stock of reserves is finite and non-renewable; the peak for oil production will occur within the next decade.
  • If an eventual nine billion people on earth all consumed materials at the rate of the average American, world steel production would need to rise by a factor of five, copper by a factor of eight, and aluminum by a factor of nine.
Real Limits to Growth
Real Limits to Growth

From source to sink, the processing, fabricating, handling, and use of materials leaves a trail of pollution. Look at the prediction for pollution on the graph above: it is right off the chart beginning right now. Imagine the cost to bring this back to normal.

So it is predicted that  industrial output begins to decline around 2040 because the rising expense of protecting the population from starvation, pollution, erosion, and resource shortage cuts into the capital available for growth.

The fundamental problem arises because society’s implicit goals are to exploit nature, enrich the elites, and ignore the long term. As a result, society will develop technologies and markets that destroy the environment, widen the gap between rich and poor, and Real Limits to Growthoptimize for short-term gain. In short, society develops technologies and markets that hasten a collapse instead of preventing it. Continue reading Real Limits to Growth

SPIRITUALLY DEAD

REMOTING

“What grieves Me most is to see My own sacerdotal souls doubting My Works, refusing to believe, thus “remoting” Me instead of promoting MeHow could you possibly compare My works with human works; science cannot be compared with Heavenly Works, it is as if you want to compare Me with men!”                                                                   July 9, 1987

Faith Vassula

Vassula writes down the messages which she receives in a stately handwriting, quite distinct from her own.  She hears, interiorly, a voice first, then , when she has to write down what she has heard, her writing changes.                                                                                                                   TLIG.org

Spiritually DeadSPIRITUALLY DEAD

“Spiritually they are dead; they are deserts themselves and when they spot a flower in that great wilderness they made, they rush to it and trample on it, destroying it.”  

Why? it is a misfit in their wilderness, they make sure that their desert stays arid! I find no holiness in them, none, what have they to offer Me

“No, they are not protecting Me, they are denying Me as God; they deny My Infinite Wealth, they deny My Omnipotency, they are comparing themselves to Me; do you know what they are doing? they are promoting atheism, they are multiplying My scourgers, they are increasing spiritual deafness, they are not defending Me, they are deriding Me!”                                                                                        July 7, 1987Spiritually Dead

Listen to Me!

“I had asked you all to bend, but have I today anyone who is ready to listen to what My Spirit says?                                                                                            – Is there among you any good man left?
– Is there anyone who really looks for Me?
– Has anyone yet lowered his voice to hear Mine?                                                 – Who is the first righteous man among you who will decline and fade               away so that My  Presence be seen?                                                                     – Who among you is ready to lower his head and allow My Head to be               revealed?                                                                                                                              – Is  there any generous man among you who will lower his voice and hear My supplicating prayer to the Father?”           
      October 25, 1991

MY SPIRIT IS REJECTED!

“They have apostatized – Since they have rejected My Spirit, My Light and My Knowledge; I shall take away My Kingdom from them and give it to a people who can produce its fruit; I shall then welcome these people as My own and ask them to come with Me and keep house with Me; in fact this hour is here already; I have decided to draw near Me the disreputable, those that hang around on every street corner, the unworthy, the nothing of the nothings, the wretched and those who never knew My Name; I will turn to a wretched lot who never loved Me — and make a nation of Love out of them, a holy nation, and they will glorify Me.”                                                       October 29, 1991

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The Super GREED Rich

Super Rich: The Greed Game

As the credit crunch bites and a global economic crisis threaten, the documentary,  Super Rich: The Greed Game reveals how the super-rich have made their fortunes, and the rest of us are picking up the bill.Super GREED Rich

Robert Peston, the BBC’s Business Editor, speaks to some of the heavy hitters in hedge-fund and private equity scene. Along with the investment bankers, these are the very people who have been blamed for the current financial woe’s of the world.

The film highlights the fact that these very few people have become super rich, and while the global economy is collapsing around us, they get to sail off into the sunset, with bulging pockets, to lay back, and wait for the next set of opportunities that will come along.

This is a man-made problem, created by the devotion to the false idea that an unregulated free market is the best thing for everyone. This would be true in a perfect world, but there is no single example of a free market on earth. Every government is lobbied by monopolistic companies, and every government subsidizes its uncompetitive industry, which may be failing at the time.

One of the real problems was a lack of regulation in the banking sector. When there were no rules of governance then people cheated and committed fraud. The financial crisis of 2008 was the largest fraud ever seen by the global community and its effects continue today. secrets super rich

The one film out there that explains the greed game is Inside Job a must see film. It takes Reagan and Bush to task for tax cuts that benefit the wealthy; it criticizes Clinton for encouraging derivatives and Obama for failing to deliver on the promise of reform.Super Rich Greed

It’s an artificial situation, and if we deem it unfair to the collective whole of human society, then as a matter of ‘fairness’ we need to change the rules of the game.

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