The Great Dying (or Awakening?)

Increasingly I am discovering articles or presentations that are pointing to the inevitability that the overshoot of the human-created Machine World of the carrying capcity of the Natural World’s eco-systems will lead to the collapse of society as we know it. This blog published on MAHB  uses the label of the ‘Time of Great Dying’ of planetary support systems to emphasise this conclusion. ‘The population bomb has finally exploded’ it claims as one might expect on a website from Stanford University’s Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere where Paul Ehrlich , author of the original ‘The Population Bomb’,  now in his 90s, is still active.

Barry Glen writes to introduce the blog:

Earth system science is now revealing human impact on the earth as a single complex system although impact is largely from the 18% OECD humans who account for 74% of global GDP. See:
ANTHROPOCENE (30 min. documentary video from Australia featuring Will Steffen – excellent introduction) 50 min. lecture by Will Steffen – “The Great Acceleration”  (2015) earth as a single complex system – post-1950 massive rich world (18% popn.) impact (74% consumption of ‘stuff’ = TAKE-MAKE-USE-DUMP)

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