I’ve been screaming for years about the upcoming food crisis and the “silent” crisis of dry land salinity, of a “phosphate depletion” crisis, of the destruction of arable land from commercial farming.
No one listens.
When will this catch on?
And why the Hell are blind corrupt govt bureaucrats screaming about a non-issue like global warming when this very real crisis is staring us in the face?
I thought gold and silver have been money for 4000 years.
It won’t be the last time.
I predict societal collapse from US debt, the destruction of farming, real environmental catastrophes (such as the extinction of bees and the depletion of phosphates from the soil - not fake global warming BS) and mass bankruptcies from excessive leverage within 10 years.
Again, my timing may be a little out. But not by 2000 years.
Collapsing arable land = need for higher and higher food productivity = eventual catastrophic collapse in food production through excessive depletion of phosphate and water. Simple
Ever painted yourself into a corner? Well, the system of fractional reserve banking induces supernormal profits for residential housing, which in turn distorts the economy towards debt-induced housing production and against farming and agriculture (which cannot “live” sustainably in a debt-based monetary system because the returns on farming cannot compensation for the higher uses the land can be developed into via re-zoning).
We’ve only been able to feed ourselves through more and more intensive use of less and less arable land. At some point that’s going to be unsustainable. We know the world’s human population could not live on 1,000 megalitres of water a year, feeding 1000 hectares of arable land. But what is the limit? And are we reaching that limit?
With exponential growth in human population, depletion of natural habitat, exhaustion of soil and river systems, the reliance on oil for food production (at a time of peak oil production) and an aging population I can see this is not going to work out well.
We will need a miracle for it to work out well. And that already happened with the green revolution increasing farming productivity in the 1960s and 1970s. That trick ain’t gonna happen again – and may have painted ourselves into a smaller corner by allowing more arable land to be gobbled up for residential development on urban fringes when this land would have been ideal for agricultural production when peak oil hits (meaning long-distance transport of food no longer becomes feasible).
To think the likes of Monsanto are going to get us out of this whole is madness. GM foods are more likely to destroy agriculture in the long-term, not save it.
Again, the insane depletion of the world’s tuna stocks - right under the world’s collective noses, with modern, sophisticated governments apparently powerless to stop it – is the “model” for all food crises in the future.
Lots of words, lots of plans, no action, the robbing of future generations’ food supply to pay down today’s debts, with two-faced politicians deploring the desperate environmental situation on the one hand, whilst trying to give their own fishermen every hidden advantage on the other.
To think this is going to work out well is madness.
Malthus was not wrong. He was just early.