2025: The year mankind hits the point of no return?
Author’s note: The following article suggests that the Earth may be running out of living space, hence, all of civilization will come crashing down in just a little over a decade.
By mid-century, the global population is projected to rise to nine billion. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. With resources already dwindling, it is clear to see the chain of events that lies before us which may lead to a mass extinction of human life.
Sustainability groups like the Venus Project have offered up a total redesign of human culture so as to accommodate the needs of all people everywhere. With advanced cities on the ocean as well as underground dwellings proposed, the Venus Project and other such groups may present the only viable solution to the problems underscored below.
Grant J. Kidney
Yahoo! News— A chilling new report suggests that the Earth may soon hit a tipping point that will do irreparable damage to the planet’s ecosystems
The most important news of 2012 won’t be the Wisconsin recall, the European financial meltdown, or the possibility of Iranian nukes, says James Fallows at The Atlantic. It’ll concern a sprawling new report in the journal Nature, which claims that Earth may very soon hit a tipping point that could trigger huge, disastrous planetary changes — bad news for Earth’s occupants.
The argument goes that humans have already converted roughly 43 percent of the planet’s usable land areas into farms, livestock ranches, and citiescapes. As many studies have already suggested, when more than 50 percent of our natural landscape is lost, the ecological web that sustains humanity will collapse beyond repair. The new study suggests that this “tipping point” will be “marked by extinctions and unpredictable changes on a scale not seen since the glaciers retreated 12,000 years ago,” says Stephanie Pappas at LiveScience. Under “business-as-usual conditions,” this could take place as soon as 2025.