Elitist propaganda. That's all it is. There are enough resources on this world to support double our current population and comfortably too.
What are we talking about when we say 'limited resources'..or too many people, too few resources?
*WHAT* resources exactly do we mean...which limited resources are there, which we absolutely need for human survival?
Water? Air? Food? Land? Energy?
The observant among you will see that these requirements, form an anagram of 'WAFLE'...which is exactly what this ultimately is..*a load of
wafle'..or elitist hot air. Why?
Let's take the most important requirement there is first..Air..without it, we all know we're toast in minutes...but there is plenty of breathable
air and we can produce more if we ever needed to, so that's one required resource there's plenty of...no limited resource issue there.
The next important one..water..again, without it, we all know we've had it in just a few days..74% of our world is covered with water..it's
everywhere, it's in the seas, it's in the lakes, it's in the rivers and the streams, it's in ponds, in plants and animals, it's in the very air
we breathe. So that's taken care of..plenty of water, no issue with too little water.
Solar desalination will provide drinking and irrigation water, Solar water condensers will generate water from the air for land locked countries, and
irrigation pipelines can be built.
Do we use water up? Do we drink it, pour it over our plants and crops and then it's gone, used up and finished with right? Wrong.
What happens to the water we use? It's *constantly recycled* of course! We all remember our geography lessons about the water cycle don't we?
We sweat, we urinate, we defecate, we vomit, we cry, we bleed, we procreate, we decompose...which all release our 'used up' water back into the
biosphere, as liquid and vapour.
Apart from small amounts of additional water brought in by small icy cometary debris hitting our atmosphere yearly, and various chemical reactions
that create water, the vast majority of the water on our planet, in the seas, in the lakes, in all of us, is the same water that has been cycling
around our biosphere for millions of years. *You cannot* 'waste water', it is recycled continually.
Next requirement on the list would logically be food. Because food is tied in to all of the other requirements, i'll list them as one general
requirement..For food we obviously need somewhere to grow it, land?
How much available land is there for farming, growing our food? Plenty.
Every single human being on this planet, could theoretically fit (with room to spare) in an area the size of Texas...every one of us.
With modern and innovative farming methods, even with using tried and tested traditional farming techniques, the rest of the world is a pretty big
farming area, if every person on Earth only used a total area equivalent to the size of Texas.
Using vertical farming techniques (hydroponics -growing walls), and multi-story farming, our land and water and nutrients requirements have just been
slashed to 20% of traditional requirements...20%. (based on tests carried out into these techniques). The real boon though, is the sheer amount of
extra food that can be grown in the same space that tradition methods use, up to 2000% more food production in the same area! (20X)
Now add this astonishing resource saving, to another *very* simple, but an amazingly practical solution to land requirements for farming..build sea
I'd imagine a somewhat more densely connected and flatter design than the one pictured above would be more practical, but the concept is sound.
This is not a modern idea, the Aztec's used the same idea centuries ago, using floating 'gardens' on swamps and marshes to grow some of their
crops. They called these 'gardens' Chinampas..although not technically afloat, the principle of using the space above the water is the same.
Vast areas of our coastal waters, landlocked lakes, reservoirs and international waters at sea (avoiding international shipping lanes), could easily
be used as space to build extensive networks of floating farms...no land required for farming *at all*, everything would be grown at sea.
The land would be exclusively for flora and fauna and habitation, forests could be replanted where thousand acre farms now sit...all over the world.
So, land space is another non issue.
Energy is required for food production, and our use. The sun provides enough energy to the Earth in one day, to match or exceed human energy
requirements for one year.
If we could capture just 1% of the total energy, we'd have much more energy than we need. Match advances in Solar technology (nanotechnology,
metamaterials, Graphene, Solar roll printing etc) with wind power (also a type of Solar energy), and we have plenty of energy...also with the very
latest in energy (still controversial of course) research in areas such as cold fusion (Rossi - Italy) the energy 'problem' isn't such a problem
To put these numbers into a perspective with highly practical relevance, on average, humankind is only using about 1/10,000 of that amount for its
total energy consumption. In other words, sunlight seems to be a viable option for our energy needs, at least from the perspective of the total amount
Even using clean burn coal technology, the world has enough accessible coal to last (conservative estimates) approximately 2000 years. So, plainly
our energy resources are plenty...and inexhaustible (Solar and wind).
I asked the question earlier 'What resources *exactly* are limited?'
The answer is simply the imaginary resource, the artificially created, worthless invention of *MONEY*!
THAT is the limited resource that is meant when talking about overpopulation, the cost in terms of (imaginary) money to actually build the
infrastructure, the flotillas of floating sea and Solar farms, the widespread use of nanotechnology Solar, and perhaps virtually limitless cold
fusion technologies down the line a little.
How does it feel for you and your children to be considered of less value than an invented monetary system that has zero intrinsic value? I know how
it makes me feel.
Just how many pieces of ink printed paper are your children's lives worth? The real answer is none. There are not enough trees and ink available on
the planet to make enough pieces of paper that would be equal in value to your children.
Except the elite don't see it that way.
They see a paper value for your children, and when that value is exceeded by cost in paper, that's when your children, and mine become 'expendable'
for the sake of financial expedience.
So, whenever you hear the elitist, money whores bemoan the state of our 'dwindling' resources, whenever you see a corporate 'news' reader or
anchor, looking serious trying to convince you that the resource situation is very grave, remember to ask yourself the simple question of 'what
resources are they talking about specifically?' and remember this post.
And remember the acronym W A F L E. Water Air Food Land Energy.
If you do, you'll quickly come to see that there are in fact *no* essential resources that are in danger of running out, no shortages that are
threatening our survival based on numbers of population, the only shortage that really exists is one of will and humanitarianism by the elite and
power people to realise paper is just paper, and make the investments needed to properly manage and take advantage of our numerous and *plentiful*
resources for the benefit of everyone and the world as a whole.
Whenever you see starving people on the TV or areas of shortage, what you are really seeing is *NOT* a shortage of anything in real terms, but the
shortage of will to spend their imaginary, paper money to simply rectify the situation.
There is a huge difference in *not* having access to resources and not having any resources.