Collapse Data Cheat Sheet

 

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► 99% of Rhinos gone since 1914.

► 97% of Tigers gone since 1914.

► 90% of Lions gone since 1993.

► 90% of Sea Turtles gone since 1980.

► 90% of Monarch Butterflies gone since 1995.

► 90% of Big Ocean Fish gone since 1950.

► 80% of Antarctic Krill gone since 1975.

► 80% of Western Gorillas gone since 1955.

► 60% of Forest Elephants gone since 1970.

► 50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985.

► 50% of Human Sperm Counts gone since 1950.

► 80% of Western Gorillas gone since 1955.

► 50% of Forest Bird Species will be gone in 50 years.

► 40% of Giraffes gone since 2000.

► 40% of ocean phytoplankton gone since 1950.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/phytoplankton-population/

► Ocean plankton declines of 1% per year means 50% gone in 70 years, more than 1% is likely.

► Ocean acidification doubles by 2050, triples by 2100.

► 30% of Marine Birds gone since 1995.

► 70% of Marine Birds gone since 1950.

► 28% of Land Animals gone since 1970.

► 28% of All Marine Animals gone since 1970.

► Humans and livestock are 97% of earth’s land-air vertebrate biomass.

► 10,000 years ago humans and livestock were a mere 0.01% of land-air vertebrate biomass.

► Humans and livestock are now 97% of land-air vertebrate biomass.

► Our crop and pasture lands caused 80% of all land vertebrate species extinctions.

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/7350/Call-of-Life–Facing-the-Mass-Extinction

► 1,000,000 humans, net, are added to earth every 4½ days.

► We must produce more food in the next 50 years than we have in the past 10,000 years combined.

http://www.monsanto.com/improvingagriculture/pages/producing-more.aspx

► We need 6 million hectares of new farmland every single year for the next 30 years to do this.

► We lose 12 million hectares of farmland every single year due to soil degradation, depletion and loss.

http://www.monbiot.com/2015/03/25/3703/

► Humanity has only 60 years of farming left at current world soil degradation rates.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/only-60-years-of-farming-left-if-soil-degradation-continues/

► We already passed world peak production growth-rates in 2006 for wheat, soy, corn, wood and fish.

http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=33456

► IMPORTANT: All IPCC mitigation, sequestration and adaptive strategies assume m-o-r-e farmland is available,

http://www.nature.com/news/policy-climate-advisers-must-maintain-integrity-1.17468

► In 10 years, 4 billion people will be short of fresh water, 2 billion will be severely short of fresh water.

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/scarcity.shtml

► One billion humans now walk a mile each day for fresh water.

► Humans and livestock eat 40% of earth’s annual land chlorophyll production.

► We are running out of cheap, accessible potassium and phosphates.

http://www.nature.com/news/be-persuasive-be-brave-be-arrested-if-necessary-1.11796

► These irreplaceable fertilizers cannot be manufactured by humans.

► We can recycle phosphates, but we don’t because of because of mining interests.

► The nitrogen cycle is so badly corrupted it kills off river and ocean life.

► We face mounting crop losses due to drought, flood and extreme weather.

► We destroy 13 million hectares (26 million acres) of forest every single year.

► There are 80,000 untested chemicals in our environment.

► Mixed together in our bodies they are even more dangerous.

► We add thousands of chemicals to our food in a untrustworthy regulatory environment.

► We spray so much herbicide and pesticide, our croplands are “Green Deserts”.

► Super Weeds & Super Pests make us spray more & different poisons on the land.

► GM foods destroy soil ecology and poisons us without our permission.

► GM crops destroyed 90% of Monarch Butterflies in 20 years.

► GM cotton stalks kill livestock that eat it.

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers

► 3 neo-nicotinoid infused seeds will kill one bird. Nicotinoids are water soluble.

► Monocultures cause bee malnutrition due to a lack of bio-diversity in pollen sources.

► Bee malnutrition weakens colonies against poisons, disease and extreme weather.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/13/3658227/honeybee-loss-survey-2014-2015/

► We add nanoparticles to our foods without testing for long term safety.

► We add computer designed, synthetic DNA to our food.

► We kill elephants and orangutans in Indonesia to clear forests to grow palm oil.

► This palm oil is burnt as “green” bio-fuel in Germany’s diesel cars in Europe.

► Rainforests are slashed and burned in South America to grow soy.

► Pigs in China eat half of all the soy grown in South America.

► Soy oil is burnt as bio-fuel in Northern Europe.

► Our food is killing off life on earth.


How a farmer described growing wheat over the last 20 years…

Before:

► Plant seed harvested from previous year

► Allow wheat to grow naturally

► Harvest cutting ~1 foot from ground (storing some seed for next year’s use, selling the extra)

► Plow (turning chaff, stubble, and weeds into ground for nutrient breakdown)

► Remove from planting rotation for 1 year

► Plow (cutting off roots)

► Plow (turn plant material into soil)

► Repeat

Now:

► Plant seeds bought from GMO manufacturer

► Drench with GMO’s herbicide to prevent anything else from growing

► Spray with chemical fertilizers (because the ground doesn’t have enough nutrients)

► Spray with herbicide to kill the whole field at once to ensure the whole field is ready to cut at the same time.

► Harvest, cutting the wheat all the way to the ground because it doesn’t grow tall enough due to lack of nutrients

► Sell all seeds that came off of plants (it’s illegal to keep anything)

► Burn off minimal stubble and turn once into the ground with disc.

► Repeat until soil is gone.


► GMO INTENSIVE LIVESTOCK FARMING WILL DESTROY LIFE ON EARTH AND IS A SUPER-NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT TO EVERY HUMAN BEING

► Runaway mass extinction is unstoppable and irreversible once started.

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/7350/Call-of-Life–Facing-the-Mass-Extinction

► Green Energy is our solution to Climate Change.

► But, Climate Change is only 1 of 6 Direct Drivers for Mass Extinction.

► 50% of land vertebrate species died off in the last 50 years.

► 50% of land vertebrate species will die off in the next 40 years.

► +50% = Unstoppable Irreversible Mass Extinction.

► 75% Species Loss = Mass Extinction.

► The 6 Direct Drivers of Mass Extinction are:

… 1) Invasive Species

… 2) Over-Population

… 3) Over-Exploitation

… 4) Habitat Loss

….5) Climate Change

….6) Pollution

► GREEN ENERGY WILL NOT STOP MASS EXTINCTION

► Humans and livestock are earth’s number one invasive species.

► We are in the last doubling of resource demand.

► At current growth rates our energy demand will exceed the output of the sun in 1,500 years.

► Energy demand is set to double in 50 years.

► Emissions have to go down 80% in 30 years.

► Renewable energy uses more minerals for less energy than fossil fuels.

► Post-peak minerals will hit in 20 years – more energy needed for less minerals extracted.

► It takes 10X more intermittent electrical energy to displace one unit of fossil electrical energy.

http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v2/n6/full/nclimate1451.html?WT.ec_id=NCLIMATE-201206

► It takes one ton of coal to make just 6 solar panels.

► Solar and wind turbine production is deadly toxic.

► Green energy systems only last 30 years and have to be replaced.

► We can’t replace billions of green systems every 30 years and save earth.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3044467/a-periodic-table-of-elements-that-the-world-is-running-out-of

► Recycling their alloys is difficult and uses more energy than mining.

► Green energy doesn’t run on the sun and wind, it runs on mining minerals.

► Green energy is driven by short-term greedy capitalism and corruption.

► Green energy products will have to be replaced in 30 years during extreme shortages.

► Especially under current emissions-depletions-extinction scenarios.

► 40% Green Energy requires 200% more copper says John Timmer of Ars Technica.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/10/making-lots-of-renewable-energy-equipment-doesnt-boost-pollution/

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/renewable-energy-needs-huge-mineral-supply-16682

► Peak copper hits 2030 – 2040 says Ugo Bardi.

http://energyskeptic.com/2013/ugo-bardis-the-universal-mining-machine/

► Post peak copper production cannot accelerate at any price says Dave Lowell.

http://www.mining.com/web/peak-copper/

► This is true of any post peak mineral production.

► There is no real substitute for copper says Mat McDermott of Motherboard.

http://motherboard.vice.com/en_ca/blog/there-are-no-substitutes-for-the-metals-in-your-smartphone

► We mined 50% of all the copper in human history in just the last 30 years.

► 100% green energy requires 500% more copper.

► Peak minerals includes more than just copper.

► By 2050, expect to be past peaks for tin, silver, nickel, zinc, cadmium and more.

http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/extracted:paperback

► Most new hi-tech green energy exotic mineral requirements are energy-cost prohibitive.

► We move some 3 billion tons of earth per year to get 15 millions tons of copper.

► We can’t afford to mine 500% more copper at ever lower concentrations.

► We cannot recycle it into existence.

► We cannot conserve it into existence.

► Substituting aluminum for copper wire takes 5X the energy and is a brittle fire hazard.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3044467/a-periodic-table-of-elements-that-the-world-is-running-out-of

► Google’s own Stanford Phd, green energy experts, Ross Koningstein and David Fork, tell IEEE Spectrum why … green energy “simply won’t work” and is a “false dream” without major lifestyle changes.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/renewable_energy_simply_wont_work_google_renewables_engineers/

► You can see humanity fly off the charts here:

http://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/IGBPSecretariat/great-acceleration-2015/1

http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=33456

http://infoamazonia.org/projects/fire/

► In just 13 years, we will “lock in” an inevitable near term 6°C earth temp rise because we continually exceed the worse-case emissions scenario set out back in 2007 says climate scientist, Dr. Michael Jennings.

http://www.ecoshock.info/2014/03/climate-dark-age.html

The Most Important COP Briefing That No One Ever Heard, Lies, Racism, Omnicide

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The Corporate Sponsors Of Bill McKibben’s Divestment Tour

http://theartofannihilation.com/portfolio/mckibbens-divestment-tour-brought-to-you-by-wall-street/

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