Earth’s Human Induced Antiphase Nears Completion
Posted by edro on December 10, 2008
Human-induced planetary antiphase is entering its final stages
About 99.98 percent of human effort goes to debilitate the ecosystems. In other words, for every single step taken to restore the natural life support services, humans take 6,400 steps in the opposite direction, destroying the planet’s ability to maintain life.
What’s the Earth’s Antiphase?
A brief definition: Antiphase is the condition in which the planet’s life support systems switch at various thresholds from their normal, functioning states to dysfunctional, hostile and destructive modes through Positive Feedback and Collapse.
Planet Earth approaches the final stages of human-induced antiphase.
Some of the services provided by Earth’s ecosystem are withdrawn due to the collapse of those systems, while other services switch in the antiphase to become hazardous forces.
In the final stages of the antiphase the services provided by the air, water and soil will no longer be available, at least not to their full extent. Instead the poisonous, polluted air will pose serious threats to our health by way of causing respiratory and blood diseases, and to our survival by way of accelerating climate change.
The water pollution will jeopardize our well being through water-borne diseases, while water scarcity could lead to regional, and continental wars.
The water cycle will be disrupted phenomenally. Extended droughts throughout the globe will affect our food supplies causing land erosion, crop failure and famine, while extreme rain events which trigger flooding and mudslides, which would destroy most of our remaining fertile lands, both events ending in more human displacement, regional conflicts and wars.
In the antiphase, the rising sea levels will inundate more of our coastal towns, dramatically increasing the numbers of climate refugees. Food and water scarcity will lead to violence, riots and civil wars.
Antiphase will turn our oceans from being the source of life to acidified, putrid cesspools of pollution and death.
The antiphase will rapidly transform humans into vicious animals, fighting each other for water, food, fuel, land and all other dwindling natural resources. The fighting, in turn, enhances the positive feedbacks, accelerating the downward spiral toward collapse.
When the cost of maintaining human species exceeds the planetary budget, and about 80 percent of the earth’s natural capital has been depleted, human species would be committed to extinction.
The antiphase is now entering its final stages of completion. [But it can be stopped by massive global action that must be taken immediately.]
- Index of Human Impact on Nature
- Nuking Earth for Lifestyle
- Early “Dividends” of Climate Change
- 500 Weather-Related Disasters A Year [and counting]
- Is a Future Possible?
- The Death of Homo Sapiens Sapiens (Part 1)
- Food Crisis
- The Land of Plenty [of hungry people]
- Failing Ecosystems
- A Most Powerful Mechanism of Collapse
- First Wave of World’s Collapsing Cities
- The Fate of Energy Dinosaurs
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