global industrial economy has
the capacity of the Earth to support it.
Ecosytem collapse is
however technologically advanced,
the collapse of
"Can we just realize that there are limits to
growth?" - David Marquez
Global consumer culture,
consuming renewable resources faster than
they can regenerate, discharges greenhouse gases into the
atmosphere much faster than nature can recycle them.
to satisfy global consumer culture is apparent in:
shrinking forests and eroding
crop-withering heat waves;
villages abandoned because
of invading sand dunes;
ocean dead zones;
dying coral reefs;
aquifers pumped dry
and fracked into toxicity.
Harvests of less than 10% of
historic highs is considered collapse in fishing.
In 1950, only six
commercial seafood species worldwide had collapsed.
By 2003, more than
2,200 species - 29% of all commercially fished species on Earth - had
Resources accumulated over eons of geological
time are being consumed in a single
Global consumer culture notes problems only when
commodity skyrocket, leaving little
time to adjust.
Once a natural threshold is crossed there is no
time left to modify explotation.
see this time and again as species go extinct.
began, humans, their livestock, and pets accounted for less than 0.1% of the
total weight of all vertebrates on the land and
in the air.
Paul MacCready estimated that humans, their livestock, and pets accounted for
98% of the total vertebrate biomass, leaving only 2% in the wild.
tons of prehistoric, buried plant material is required to produce each gallon
of gasoline we burn in our cars.
Fossil fuel consumption in 1997
equaled the energy in 7.1 trillion kilograms of carbon in plant
Land plants today contain 31.6 trillion kilograms of carbon
"The amount of plants that went into the fossil fuels
burned since the global industrial Revolution began in 1751 is equal to all the
plants grown on Earth over 13,300 years. Fossil fuels developed from ancient
deposits of organic material, and thus can be thought of as
a vast store of solar
energy. It took an incredible amount of plant matter to generate the fossil
fuels we are using today." - Jeff Dukes
Many earlier civilizations found
themselves in environmental trouble as Jared Diamond notes in Collapse: How
Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.
Some were able to
change course and avoid
economic decline and some - Sumerians, Mayans,
Easter Islanders - were not able
to make the needed adjustments in time.
We know from earlier
civilizations that the lead indicators of economic decline were environmental
and not due to the churning of
went first, then the civilization
Nature has many thresholds that we discover only when it is
To archeologists, the sequence is all too familiar.
The Earth is in what
ecologists call an
Overshoot leads sometimes to decline
and sometimes to a complete collapse.
Coast Guard introduces 29 reindeer on remote St. Matthew Island in the Bering
Sea to serve as the backup food source for the 19 men operating a station
there. World War II ends, the base is closed and the men left the island.
1957 US Fish and Wildlife Service
biologist David Kline visits St.
Matthew Island. He discovers a thriving population of 1,350 reindeer feeding on
the four-inch-thick mat of lichen that covers the 332-square-kilometer
(128-square-mile) island. In the absence of any predators, the population
1963 A population of 6,000 reindeer on
1966 St. Matthew Island is strewn
with reindeer skeletons and not much lichen. 42 reindeer
survive: 41 females and 1 unhealthy male.
There are no fawns.
1980 The remaining reindeer
had died off and there is no lichen.
In decline, a remnant of the
population or economic activity survives in a resource-depleted
environment for a
period of time.
As the environmental resource base of Easter Island in
the South Pacific deteriorated its population declined from a peak of 20,000 to
fewer than 4,000.
In contrast, the 500-year-old Norse settlement in
Greenland collapsed during the 1400s, disappearing entirely in the face of
2005 42 countries have
population that are stable or declining slightly in size as a result of falling
birth rates. For the first time demographers are
projecting population declines
in African countries because of
death rates, among them Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and
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