Today, 22nd January 2021’s example of the limited and human centric view

I posted this as you can see from the title a year ago. We are in the main still living in ignorance.

22nd January 2021

We have done and are continuing to do extensive damage to the life support systems of the planet as if we don’t need them. We really do have either a very pretentious view of ourselves as being somehow different from the rest of nature or, lets be polite and say that we are unaware of the damage that 7,800,000,000 primates are doing. Very few question that we added 80,000,000 human primates in the very short period of time, the 366 days of 2020. In fact some think that it’s all perfectly natural. It’s a natural disaster certainly and one that we cannot continue to repeat. As this article shows, our very actions endanger our well being and may also lead to our species extinction, https://phys.org/news/2021-01-nature-decline-quality-life.html. Something that many with their limited human centric views would find an impossibility.

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Privately owned EVs are not the solution in many cases

I posted this last January and so far our economic model of unsustainable consumption on a planet of finite resources is just to replace privately owned fossil fuel powered vehicles with battery powered ones. This is clearly unsustainable.

22nd January 2021

Because of our human centric thinking, of which I am guilty as much as anybody else, switching from a fossil fuel powered car to an EV is not the solution. Private car ownership does not scale up to 7.8 billion people. Ask yourself where the resources come and not whether you find the price too high in terms of money, https://uk.news.yahoo.com/four-five-drivers-electric-cars-000100229.html. If you had to live with the mining and extraction and production on your doorstep you would think twice about it. So as part of our future sustainability where much of humanity will need to live in the 15 minute city concept we will all have to share our transport.

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Humans, the only animal to burn stuff and hence poison itself

I posted this a year ago. Has the situation changed in any way? Probably not.

21st January 2021

As this article suggests 3,000,000,000 humans are exposed to smoke pollutants in their own homes, https://theconversation.com/air-pollution-over-three-billion-people-breathe-harmful-air-inside-their-own-homes-152986?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20January%2021%202021%20-%201840217909&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20January%2021%202021%20-%201840217909+CID_eff88aaf48ed7c3bc025a7194d90b5bf&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=Air%20pollution%20over%20three%20billion%20people%20breathe%20harmful%20air%20inside%20their%20own%20homes. We are the only animal to burn stuff and before we discovered fire and cooking our food would have been raw and uncooked. To replace the burning of climate change generating materials is going to require a large amount of renewable resources which have a limited lifespan. We really do need to find what a sustainable number of humans is that the planet can support because at the moment we are way beyond that figure.

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Us and them, humans and nature, an unnatural balance

I posted this a year ago. Has the situation got any better for elephants? Probably not.

20th January 2021

A computer scientist at The University of Bath in the UK has come up with a way of counting elephants using satellite data, https://phys.org/news/2021-01-elephants-space.html. The sad part of this story is that because of poaching and habitat fragmentation there are only between 40 and 50,000 African elephants left. Habitat fragmentation is down to the number of humans because as I have mentioned before in the 366 days of 2020 the human population increased by 80,000,000, the increase on its own being perhaps 1600 times the entire elephant population in Africa. As we know many countries in Africa have populations in which 50% or approaching 50% are 18 or under years of age. Humanity is not sustainable, we are too many and we take too much.

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The cost of convenience – paper toweling

I posted this a year ago. Have we changed our habits? In most cases probably not. It may seem like nothing to be given a paper napkin but scale it up and whole ecosystems are being thrashed to provide them.

20th January 2021

Returning to normal after the pandemic passes for many people will mean buying sandwiches, takeaway coffees, visiting cafes and restaurants. Most customers will be given one or more pieces of soft bleached paper and few will think anything of it. Just take a minute to consider how many billions of them are given out and how many trees are cut down just because we can’t carry a cotton or hemp based alternative around with us. There’s not just the trees to consider and the disturbed environment from which they are extracted, but to get from a tree to a bleached soft piece of in many cases white piece of paper, involves transportation and large amounts of energy and chemicals. Basically it’s unsustainable and if we all carried a washable natural fibres product it would be so much better for the environment. So think about the future and about making this small change. If we can scale it up to the part of the 7.8 billion people on the planet who use them we will be doing nature a big favour. Perhaps as a way of changing our habits either they should be charged for or simply banned as is happening with plastic bags.

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When will the Amazon reach a tipping point?

I posted this a year ago and since then the damage caused to the Amazon has only increased dramatically. We are like a super sized locust destroying everything in our path.

19th January 2021

The poster child if you like for trees is the Amazon rainforest. It’s the one that everyone remembers and roughly knows where it is but it is being decimated effectively so that the burgeoning global human population and their waistlines can eat cheap beef burgers. Like many countries in South America, Brazil’s population continues to grow. The Brazilians are mostly descendants of Europeans that have only been there for five or so centuries yet the numbers today are so many that they are destroying the country like locusts in a field of crops. Studies have shown that once enough of the forest has been cut down precipitation will change and the forest will stop producing enough rain to sustain itself. How long before this happens is as usual open to debate and many think that it will be in the 2030s to 2040s. In 2019, an economist called Monica de Bolle, suggested that this might happen early on in the 2020s, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/23/amazon-rainforest-close-to-irreversible-tipping-point. What is known is that the Amazon, a forest of 16,000 different tree species is drying out, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00508-4. It is thought that in the last 100 years that the temperature in the forest has increased between 1 and 1.5oC and that in parts the dry season has increased from 4 to almost 5 months in the last 50 years. In addition there has been three severe droughts between 2005 and 2020 and it is thought that some species of trees are thriving at the expense of those that are dying due to the less moist conditions. At the time of writing even the pandemic appeared not to be able to slow the rate of deforestation in the Amazon.

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Ordem y Progresso

I posted this a year ago. The situation for Brazilian trees hasn’t got any better in the last twelve months. In fact it’s got considerably worse. Only recently the Pope was saying that people who had pets rather than children were being selfish. Well Pope, many of the people chopping down Brazilian rainforests are Catholics. Pets don’t do that. The more people, the less trees, it’s as simple as that.

17th January 2021

First off, this isn’t a Brazilian tree but I’m using it to illustrate a problem. Second, there are probably no countries that are truly clean and green and living sustainably within the ability of the planet to regenerate. That said Brazil is currently one of the worst countries in the world for forest destruction. So the saying on their national flag is rather meaningless because if the destruction of forests and extinction of tree species is order and progress then the human monkey species has got the meaning of the words seriously wrong. Take the case of the iconic and distinctive Araucaria tree. They have been part of Brazil’s Atlantic forest for hundreds of thousands of years long before the descendants of Europeans drew the imaginary line on the continent of South America, https://theconversation.com/climate-breakdown-is-pushing-brazils-iconic-araucaria-tree-to-extinction-new-research-123068?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2011%202019%20-%201406813256&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2011%202019%20-%201406813256+CID_1faadc5548eba903dffbb5148a125fe3&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=Climate%20breakdown%20is%20pushing%20Brazils%20iconic%20Araucaria%20tree%20to%20extinction%20%20new%20research. In the 20th century Ordem y Progresso led to 97% of them being cut down and now human caused climate change could finish them off. What are the reasons for this species and others demise? Quite simply too many human monkeys and there is no sign of any plans to even stabilise that population so many more species of not just trees but species from insects to animals will disappear as the ridiculous mantra of Ordem y Progresso continues. As I mentioned I have only used Brazil as an example of a global human problem, one we will not deal with. Humanity needs to start acting as an intelligent species and not a huge swam of locusts.

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Paris – A vision by Anne Hidalgo

I posted this originally a year ago. To combat climate change and reduce our fossil fuel emissions by 50% by 2030 we are going to need many more cities to do what Paris is doing and that is to get rid of private car ownership.

14th January 2021

I’m a big fan of Paris, it’s a wonderful city, but unfortunately like so many others it’s overrun by private car ownership and use despite having a brilliant public transport system. The Champs-Élysées is a great avenue and space but for most of the time it is clogged with cars. I saw Miguel Induráin win one of his Tour de France races there in the 90s, an amazing event with it is thought a million people watching. This should give you some idea of its size.

Thankfully, Paris has a visionary mayor who wants to convert the city into a city for people and she, Anne Hidalgo, has this incredible plan for the Champs-Élysées. Other cities need to start following her and start converting such places into places for the many and not the privileged few, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pariss-champs-elysees-get-green-makeover-180976737/?fbclid=IwAR0cj53g1eVGftGgNjb-XAiGRI572mgpFub9wtz_DIgJTN74ramvlYsWpP4.

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The demise of yet another very long lived species

The Chinese paddlefish had lived as a species for 200,000,000 years, long before nations such as China or any other human named piece of the planet’s surface existed, but that was before this last interglacial period in which the human primate population went through the roof and they invented agriculture, the wheel, dams etc and with them caused the demise of so many species. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/chinese-paddlefish-one-of-largest-fish-extinct

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How long before Earth erases all traces of Homo sapiens?

I posted this on the 2nd of January 2021. It’s a photo that I took and that got me thinking. It’s difficult for many to imagine the Earth without us human primates but relatively speaking Homo sapiens haven’t been around for that long in geological time and even so in this form of extreme use and destruction of the planet’s resources and life support systems.

2nd January 2021

Finding the remains of other human species is reasonably rare and of other species that have come and gone. H. sapiens have scarred the planet far more deeply than others so it would presumably take a lot longer to bury all trace or most of the traces of our existence should we by dumb enough to aid ourselves in going extinct. If it happened tomorrow imagine intelligent aliens arriving one hundred years from now or a thousand, ten thousand or one hundred thousand. Would any of what we have done be left poking out of the surface? I took this photo in the overgrown cemetery at Brompton in London near the Chelsea football stadium. You can see how quickly the plants, then bushes and then trees take over the untended graves. The arch in the picture would take longer but eventually plant life would gain a hold in small crevices and eventually it would come tumbling down. We forget that we exist on a dynamic changing planet and we often ignore that we are here because of the way it works. Currently we are doing our best to break it and this may well indeed lead to our extinction if we are not too careful. We must therefore as a species learn to tread more carefully upon it.

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