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originally posted by: GraffikPleasure
a reply to: TheJesuit
Has this ever happened in the history of earth?
Hhmmm doesn’t really sound all that unprecedented when you think of it.
Around 1400 the Easter Island palm became extinct due to overharvesting. Its capability to reproduce has become severely limited by the proliferation of rats, introduced by the islanders when they first arrived, which ate its seeds.
In the years after the disappearance of the palm, ancient garbage piles reveal that porpoise bones declined sharply. The islanders, no longer with the palm wood needed for canoe building, could no longer make journeys out to sea.
Consequently, the consumption of land birds, migratory birds, and mollusks increased. Soon land birds went extinct and migratory bird numbers were severely reduced, thus spelling an end for Easter Island's forests.
Already under intense pressure by the human population for firewood and building material, the forests lost their animal pollinators and seed dispersers with the disappearance of the birds. Today, only one of the original 22 species of seabird still nests on Easter Island.
With the loss of their forest, the quality of life for Islanders plummeted. Streams and drinking water supplies dried up. Crop yields declined as wind, rain, and sunlight eroded topsoils. Fires became a luxury since no wood could be found on the island, and grasses had to be used for fuel.
No longer could rope by manufactured to move the stone statues and they were abandoned. The Easter Islanders began to starve, lacking their access to porpoise meat and having depleted the island of birds. As life worsened, the orderly society disappeared and chaos and disarray prevailed. Survivors formed bands and bitter fighting erupted.
By the arrival of Europeans in 1722, there was almost no sign of the great civilization that once ruled the island other than the legacy of the strange statues. However, soon these too fell victim to the bands who desecrated the statues of rivals.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: stormcell
Its the lack of viable soil that will get us, neck and neck with viable water.
Its not how much land to people ratio that counts, but what it requires to market staples globally to an overly inflated population of non producers, driven by the greed of globalist driven corporations.
9 years, that how much soil we have left in many estimations, that same soil is so depleted, the food grown in it, is sorely nutrient deficient.
if you brought everyone in the world together and placed them in the State of Texas, there would be 1.5 feet radius of space around each person