posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 07:01 PM
OK stick with me here. It’s hard to keep all this straight.
I believe that the current state of the world is due mainly to overpopulation.
Energy prices are rising just as currency real value is declining and energy demand is increasing.
We are entering a period where we are seeing cold and harsher winters, warmer summers, and changing weather patterns (regardless the cause)
Infrastructures, electric grids, water and sewage systems, roads, bridges, long neglected around the world are overtaxed and beginning to fail.
Looking at true tonnage figures, 90% of all the worlds fishing grounds are overfished and 80% of arable land currently under cultivation is being over
The huge, complex, energy intensive, distribution networks required to transport such vast quantities of raw materials are at peak capacity.Even with
new technologies coming online we are close to where sheer volume ,physical limits come into play.
Our technology has allowed us to supply unimaginable amounts of raw material to support billions of people, and an advanced tech civilization but at
a ruinous unsustainable price.
The Euro has a one in five chance of staying viable till the end of the decade.
The dollar has only a little more than that.
Europe is failing as one by one their Socialist modeled economies begin to collapse from their own weight.
The US Socialist models only a few steps behind them.
Citizens rioting in the streets over cuts to social programs that, even cut as they were are not sustainable.
Health care cost rising, while availability declining.
Jobs hard to find and many looking.
North Korea looks ready to attack South Korea, (simply because it’s about to starve to death).
Iran, Israel, hell the entire Middle East region is a powder keg waiting for a spark.
China’s economy is showing signs of slowing its frantic pace, and China is only now beginning to face the ecological consequences and cost of such a
rapid economic expansion.
Given all this, it strikes me that you have to be wearing blinders not to see we have reached a point in time where the support of the current world
population has become ruinous to the survival of man himself. Because of this I believe internal pressures and outside forces are going to join and
force a large reduction in the world’s population.
Our technology has allowed us to postpone this event and will be a great help to the recovery afterward, but it is coming and delaying it has only
made it worse.
We add 200, 00 people (a fair size city) a day to our population. So just to maintain the current status quo we would have to decrease the amount of
people alive by that much. To begin to make a dent in the remaining population, of 6 billion people, at a 1% decline over ten yrs. you would have to
reduce world population by an additional 150,000 people a day every day.
War, starvation, natural disasters, all will play a part in the coming cataclysm. Infrastructures and distribution networks will fail and people will
die by the millions.
I believe that we will see a reduction in the world population to below 4 billion, and the decimation of many of the world’s largest cities.
Thus man creates God in his own image, and so to Armageddon.