Peak Prosperity,

Have we reached our limit?

How many people can Earth support?

How much potable water exists; enough for 7,000,000,000+ human beings?

How many fossil fuels can be easily available?

How fast can we drive or fly?

How much religion can we absorb before we dumb down the entire nation? 

How much ignorance can the world absorb before killing Earth's living organisms?

How many chemicals can we use in agriculture before we kill the living organisms? 

How long before the topsoil has blown or eroded away?

How big is too big?

How much money can we print before spending our way into global bankruptcy? 

How much stuff is enough? 

How many wars will USA taxpayers be willing to support?

 

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Since cattle are being slaughtered because of the great drought of 2012, I think we've passed Peak Beef.

You never imagined
that fast food burger
as the height of luxury
*crazy laughter*
going...going...

Ruth is correct - many cattle on the ranches here are having to be slaughtered because the ranchers don't have food for them due to the drought conditions. Many are having to buy hay - usually they use their own hay - but now they have t buy it from others and have it transported here. We did get some rain yesterday and it looks like more rain today.

Have we reached our limit?  Almost

How many people can Earth support?  How comfortable would you like to be?

How much potable water exists; enough for 7,000,000,000+ human beings?  Nope.

How many fossil fuels can be easily available?  Fossil Fuels are never 'easily available'.

How fast can we drive or fly?  Didn't that X-15 hit 4000mph?

How much religion can we absorb before we dumb down the entire nation?  Much, MUCH more.

How much ignorance can the world absorb before killing Earth's living organisms?  Much, MUCH more.

How many chemicals can we use in agriculture before we kill the living organisms?  Much, MUCH more.

How long before the topsoil has blown or eroded away?  I give it about ... 5-years.

How big is too big?  It is never 'big enough'.

How much money can we print before spending our way into global bankruptcy?  There are SO many trees in Siberia.

How much stuff is enough?  Apple will NEVER stop making more useless crap.  not ever.  NEVER.

How many wars will USA taxpayers be willing to support?  Probably ... like ... one-or-two per year.  Actually ... Amerikan's LUVs them that brave-soldier-boy stuff so much.  All war; all the time.

Joan,

I strongly share your concern about the population explosion and the unbearable strain it is causing on life's resources. I have heard some scientists that science and technology can still create conditions that can support  more population. Perhaps yes, perhaps no. As I see it, the competion for life is gettinger tougher and although humanity continues to live, humanism is dying. What needs to be saved is humanism, not humanity.

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