Physical Challenges

The Issues

Let's be clear about the nature of the physical challenges we face.

  • The Earth:
    • Global Climate Change
    • Pollution
    • Lack of fresh water
  • The Biosphere:
    • Loss of biodiversity
    • Mass extinction
    • Species migration
    • Antibiotic resistance
    • Loss of topsoil
  • The Human Race
    • Overpopulation and the effect of so many people on the planet
    • Unrestricted growth
    • Pandemics, currently the Covid-19 Pandemic 

There is a short (under 20 minutes) video by Economics Explained which summarizes many of these issues: MIT Has Predicted that Society Will Collapse in 2040.

The Solutions

These proposals to address the physical world problems are (to a first approximation anyway) all necessary. We can't just pick one and think we have 'done our bit' - we have to do all of them, or the world as we know it does not survive.

  • Energy
  • Farming
  • Water
  • Finance
  • Growing Things
  • Manufacturing
    • What is manufactured
    • Where it is manufactured
  • Plastics
  • Poisonous chemicals
  • Transport

 


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