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There are 6 reasons for the current mass extinction event, and climate and climate heating reasons this is why “green” energy won’t save us.
► 10,000 years ago humans and our livestock made up 0.01% of all animal biomass.
► Now humans and our livestock make up 97% of all animal biomass.
► Humans and livestock consume 40% of earth’s annual green land biomass.
► 1 million people born every 4½ days. People live longer.
► 50% of All Vertebrate Species have gone extinct since 1960.
► 50% of All Vertebrate Species that are left will be gone by 2040.
► 90% of Big Ocean Fish gone since 1950.
► 50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985.
► 50% of Fresh Water Fish gone since 1987.
► 30% of Marine Birds gone since 1995.
► 28% of Land Animals gone since 1970.
► 28% of All Marine Animals gone since 1970.
► 50% of Human Sperm Counts gone since 1950.
► 90% of Lions gone since 1993.
► 90% of Monarch Butterflies gone since 1995.
► 93 Elephants killed every single day.
► 2-3 Rhinos killed every single day.
► Bees die from malnutrition lacking bio-diverse pollen sources.
► Extinctions are 1000 times faster than normal.
What’s going to happen to us?
► Ocean acidification doubles by 2050.
► Ocean acidification triples by 2100.
► We are on track in just 13 years to lock in a near term 6°C earth temp rise.
► Mass Extinction will become unstoppable and irreversible in 40 years.
► Permian mass extinction of 95% of life took 60,000 years 250 million years ago.
► Dinosaurs mass extinction took 33,000 years after asteroid impact.
► Anthropogenic mass extinction will take 300 years max.
► This mass extinction is 100x faster than anything before us.
► Antarctic meltdown now irreversible and unstoppable.
► Arctic methane burst is irreversible and unstoppable within current system.
► It takes 10 times as much rated “green” energy to displace 1 unit of fossil energy.
► Efficiency and conservation only causes more growth within our current system.
► World Bank says we have 5-10 years before we all fight for food and water.
WHY “GREEN” ENERGY WON’T SAVE US.
World energy demand is to increase 50% by mid-century exactly when we should decrease fossil fuels use close to 80% to mitigate climate heating. To increase green energy up to 40% of total energy use by 2050, we would need 200% more copper with future ore concentrations lower than the current 0.4%. We would need 150% more aluminum and 90% more iron at the same time it starts to cost too much money to send the trucks that far down into the pits.
Dr. Ugo Bardi explains why mining ore grades below energy break even costs leads to economic collapse.
We can’t have hi-tech green energy without producing thorium as a costly radioactive waste byproduct usually discharged into tailings (lake sized) ponds. China is planning to get carbon free energy from thorium to pay for the minerals we need to produce our information green energy dreams.
China has produced a bit over 6 gigatons of cement in the last 3 years.
U.S. has produced a bit over 4 gigatons of cement in the last 100 years.
China’s banks have produced $15 trillion of debt in the last 5 years.
U.S. commercial banks have produced $15 trillion of debt in the last 100 years.
China plans to build 500 nuclear plants in 35 years.
China and India are in a crash course program to produce thorium energy forever to sell us computers, solar panels and wind turbines which wear out in 25 years.