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National Geographic Warns Billions Face Shortages Of Food And Clean Water Over Next 30 Years

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So I can't be accused of bias ... here's an article from the other side ...

A lot of people out there don’t like when I write these kinds of articles, because they directly contradict the false narrative that humanity has an extremely bright future ahead.  Sadly, the truth is that our planet and everything that lives on it is rapidly deteriorating. And I am not talking about the false environmentalism being pushed by the mainstream media, Greta Thunberg and countless well-funded NGOs. 

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,   

https://www.zerohedge.com/health/national-geographic-warns-billions-face-shortages-food-and-clean-water-over-next-30-years

What I am talking about is the stuff that is happening right in our face.  We are systematically poisoning our planet, thousands upon thousands of species are going extinct, and we are literally running out of all of our most important natural resources.  There isn’t going to be enough of anything in the not too distant future.  In fact, even National Geographic is admitting that up to five billion people could soon be facing “shortages of food and clean water”…

As many as five billion people, particularly in Africa and South Asia, are likely to face shortages of food and clean water in the coming decades as nature declines. Hundreds of millions more could be vulnerable to increased risks of severe coastal storms, according to the first-ever model examining how nature and humans can survive together. “I hope no one is shocked that billions of people could be impacted by 2050,” says Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer a landscape ecologist at Stanford University. “We know we are dependent on nature for many things,” says Chaplin-Kramer, lead author of the paper “Global Modeling Of Nature’s Contributions To People” published in ScienceThe clock is literally ticking for humanity, but meanwhile we spend immense amounts of energy on relatively meaningless political squabbles.

Look, the reality of the matter is that this is going to happen no matter which political party is in control of the White House.  We are in very big trouble, and nobody really has any idea how we can possibly turn things around. At this point, we are running out of topsoil at a staggering rate.  In fact, we have already lost “nearly half of the most productive soil” within the last 150 years… The world grows 95% of its food in the uppermost layer of soil, making topsoil one of the most important components of our food system. But thanks to conventional farming practices, nearly half of the most productive soil has disappeared in the world in the last 150 years, threatening crop yields and contributing to nutrient pollution, dead zones and erosion. In the US alone, soil on cropland is eroding 10 times faster than it can be replenished. If we continue to degrade the soil at the rate we are now, the world could run out of topsoil in about 60 years, according to Maria-Helena Semedo of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

So do any of you have a viable plan for how we can stop losing our topsoil? Because if nobody has a plan, mass starvation is an absolute certainty.  Even if we found a way to save our topsoil, we aren’t going to have anyone to pollinate our crops because all of the insects are dying.  I covered this phenomenon in a previous article entitled “Insect Species Are Rapidly Going Extinct Across The Globe – All Insects Could Be Gone ‘In 100 Years'”And without enough insects to eat, the bird population is rapidly declining as well.  This is something that I wrote about in a previous article entitled “North America’s Bird Population Is Collapsing – Nearly 3 Billion Birds Have Been Wiped Out Since 1970”.

Despite all of our advanced technology, we can’t seem to do much of anything to stop the death and decay that we see all over the globe. Even the human race is steadily deteriorating.  Scientists tell us that humans are now smaller, shorter, weaker and dumber than our ancestors were thousands of years ago.  Today, our genes contain tens of thousands of mistakes (mutations), and those mistakes are passed on to the next generation.  And each new generation adds additional mistakes (mutations) to the gene pool, and so over time the number of mutations being passed on continues to grow.  In virtually every case those mutations are harmful, and we have absolutely no way to stop this systematic decay of the human genome.

Literally, our planet and everything in it is falling apart. Here in the western world, things may seem okay for the moment because our debt-fueled lifestyles and our advanced technology allow us to live fairly comfortable lives. But things are already starting to change, and global events are accelerating at a pace that is very alarming.  As the fabric of our society unravels, it is going to be imperative to have others that you can lean on for support. Unfortunately, making friends is not something that most of us are very good at doing.  In fact, one recent study discovered that the average American adult “hasn’t made a new friend in the last five years” 

Spending time in the company of good friends regularly has been shown to have a positive impact on health. But for many Americans, socializing in adulthood gets harder with age. A recent survey reveals that 45% of adults admit they find it hard to make new friends. In fact, the average adult hasn’t made a new friend in the last five years, according to the survey. In this day and age, our screens have become our friends.  We spend countless hours with our televisions, our phones and our computers.  Meanwhile, many of us don’t have any idea how the people living right next door are doing. One of the reasons why I write so many articles is because that is how I can reach the most people. If the most effective way of waking people up was traveling the country and holding meetings, I would do it. But these days it is exceedingly difficult to get people to leave their homes and go to a meeting.  But once I publish this article on the Internet, it will be seen by enough people to easily fill a sports stadium.

The Internet is where the battle for hearts and minds is being won or lost, and we need to do all that we can to wake more people up. Because the clock is ticking for humanity, and the destiny of billions hangs in the balance.

DT Note - this is an article, by a journalist. The link to an article is the clue. And my username is the clue that I'm not a journalist. Cheers.

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The solution is in the title, get rid of the billions - problem solved!

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Learn how to put a condom on / take a pill ...  = problem solved 

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10 minutes ago, Douglas Buckland said:

The solution is in the title, get rid of the billions - problem solved!

True, but you and your children go first into the suicide or sterilization machine.

Free condoms/contraception is a Dem thing and is far to logical of an alternative (reduces STDS, unwanted pregnancies)

Can't go giving away something that might promote sex *gasp* - and of course abortion as population control is evil.

#IUDsAreTheGreatest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ImRyPymRAM

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trump logic - cut funding to planned parenthood.

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Don't know enough about US policies mate sorry. 

Just giving a solution off top of my head. 

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13 minutes ago, Enthalpic said:

True, but you and your children go first into the suicide or sterilization machine.

Free condoms/contraception is a Dem thing and is far to logical of an alternative (reduces STDS, unwanted pregnancies)

Can't go giving away something that might promote sex *gasp* - and of course abortion as population control is evil.

#IUDsAreTheGreatest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ImRyPymRAM

I made the rational decision to not have children years ago...your turn.

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13 minutes ago, Enthalpic said:

trump logic - cut funding to planned parenthood.

Do you actually need an organization to help you plan ‘parenthood’?

Another shining example of the demise of common sense and not taking responsibility for your own actions.

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Just now, Douglas Buckland said:

I made the rational decision to not have children years ago...your turn.

Done. 

I'm 41 and my 29 year old girlfriend has a IUD (far more effective than the pill or condoms).

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Just now, Douglas Buckland said:

Do you actually need an organization to help you plan ‘parenthood’?

Another shining example of the demise of common sense and not taking responsibility for your own actions.

Condoms aren't cheap, nor is the pill without health insurance.

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Yeah true but why should others have to pay for others wanting kids??

Here you get money thrown at you if you have children. It's a joke.

You want em, YOU pay for them.

You don't want em, learn how to bag up.

Simple.

 

9 minutes ago, Douglas Buckland said:

I made the rational decision to not have children years ago...your turn.

7 minutes ago, Douglas Buckland said:

taking responsibility for your own actions.

DING 

 

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5 minutes ago, DayTrader said:

Yeah true but why should others have to pay for others wanting kids??

 

It's using tax money to help others NOT have kids (free condoms, pill, IUD).

Just like free injection sites and needles they (free condoms) actually save the government money but people consider sex and drugs too immoral.

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People need HELP to NOT have kids now?

Monetary help?

I can think of way better things to spend it on. 

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The world's fine.  

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Having no kids or aborting kids is an argument that will never be won by either side imo. It would be better to focus on more agreeable solutions that are effective.

I agree people should be responsible, bag up, use IUD's, etc. Sadly, as we've mentioned in other threads, the more educated society's are already doing this where the less educated/less developed regions are the ones popping out kids left and right.

As such, one thing I can get behind is better funding for education and teachers everywhere. A better educated and better informed world populace has a better chance of solving problems and naturally doing the right thing. On the flipside, the more educated regions tend to use more resources per capita. So, double edged sword.

Personally, I have a great deal of confidence in human ingenuity and collective intelligence. I'm pretty certain we'll have to find all new things to worry about as we'll solve or disprove today's current problems well inside my lifetime.

 

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2 minutes ago, Zhong Lu said:

The world's fine.  

See, Zhong knows.

Sorted.

@Selva , delete thread please.

We sorted it. 

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You needed only 4 hours to sort this out. I'm impressed. 

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Yeah, we should be politicians. We are wasted here. 

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39 minutes ago, PE Scott said:

Having no kids or aborting kids is an argument that will never be won by either side imo. It would be better to focus on more agreeable solutions that are effective.

I agree people should be responsible, bag up, use IUD's, etc. Sadly, as we've mentioned in other threads, the more educated society's are already doing this where the less educated/less developed regions are the ones popping out kids left and right.

As such, one thing I can get behind is better funding for education and teachers everywhere. A better educated and better informed world populace has a better chance of solving problems and naturally doing the right thing. On the flipside, the more educated regions tend to use more resources per capita. So, double edged sword.

Personally, I have a great deal of confidence in human ingenuity and collective intelligence. I'm pretty certain we'll have to find all new things to worry about as we'll solve or disprove today's current problems well inside my lifetime.

 

That’s another thing PE! Local taxes are always going up for ‘education’, which is a good thing, as you say....but I do not have, and will not have children, why am I being taxed to educate everyone else’s children?

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Sorry guys I already flagged down thanos to destroy half of all life ... anyone have the avengers number? 

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3 hours ago, DayTrader said:

Don't know enough about US policies mate sorry. 

Just giving a solution off top of my head. 

Somewhat novel way to express contraception.

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2 hours ago, Douglas Buckland said:

That’s another thing PE! Local taxes are always going up for ‘education’, which is a good thing, as you say....but I do not have, and will not have children, why am I being taxed to educate everyone else’s children?

I'll agree this is one I struggle with too. Worse yet, last time my nephews were visiting I tried to take them to my local schools playground. When I got there, the entire thing was fenced off with a locked gate. So, despite the tax dollars you mention, that I contribute to, I couldn't use the park. (It was a sunday)

For me personally, I try to focus on the greater good. Or, look it at from the standpoint that the more of them that are educated and self sufficient, the less I have to pay in taxes to support them down the road. 

I don't know though, we could get into how efficiently tax money for things like education is spent....but that's a whole different can of worms.

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