- Shadow Dancer commented on the first part of this book
review -- "Wecskaop: What Every Citizen Should Know About Our
- "So you're starting to grasp exponential mathematics
! I posted at Native Sites where people talk about the destruction of
the earth with great sorrow in their hearts.
- "All I can tell them is the truth that this is the
money men's world, and the money men aren't going to stop anytime soon.
The human race is not going to stop its destruction of the earth. The entire
human race is destroying itself slowly just through its pollution alone.
- "As you begin to grasp mathematics you then should
be able to grasp the mathematics of complete zero . The Kogi People of
South America still live pretty much the old way upon the earth, the way
of the Tribe, and at complete zero, or in the least destructive way to
the earth. Once you understand complete zero...and that complete zero was
broken long ago...then you have the world now...that is the result of Cause
& Effect. Then from that you know all things will get worse upon the
Earth...but how much worse is still an unknown. As well as how soon...as
other variables come into play.
- "Indians way back when did not want to learn what
they called the white man's knowledge because they believed such knowledge
was forbidden...they may have been right...more right than they knowwe
may already be far too late to save the earth from destruction as well
as the human race or most of the human race."
- I nod my head as to Shadow Dancer's wisdom.
- Odd that 'money men' control the growth-capitalism-waste
paradigm over common sense-stasis-sustainability paradigm espoused in this
book. If allowed to continue, we shall all become victims of the
'money men's' paradigm.
- Anson said, "Why should we suppose the earth's environmental
machinery is invulnerable ? How many organisms can an ecosystem or
planet support over a long period of time without suffering severe or irreparable
- Garrett Hardin likens earth's carrying capacity to an
"engineer's estimate of the carrying capacity of a bridge." Notice
the collapse of the mega-bridge over the Mississippi River last week in
Minnesota! It didn't collapse until that single last car drove onto it
to exceed its carrying capacity.
- In the living world, biologists use the term "threshold"
as to the limits of a system before it collapses. All ecological
processes carry thresholds.
- CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
- Last week, a highly educated woman friend of mine bumped
into me at an art show in Winter Park, Colorado. She said, "I
don't agree with your population stancewe've got plenty of space."
I said, "If it was about space, why are there only 20 million
Australians and not 300 million on a continent the same size our 48 contiguous
- "I don't know," Paula asked. "Why?"
- "It's not about space," I said. "It's
about carrying capacity and Australia is nine-tenths desert. They
don't possess water or farmland."
- "Oh, I didn't think about that," Paula said.
- LIMITED CAPACITY TO ACCEPT WASTE
- Anson did, and more ! He said, "Carrying capacity
can also be limited by the ability of an environment to accept and process
the wastes of a given population."
- Anson stated, "You might be able to overload the
bus with too many people, but when you overload the toilet at the back
of the bus, well, you've got a problemfood and other resource shortages
may be out there on the horizon as looming problems, but earth's ability
to accept, dissipate, cleanse and recycle our societal and industrial wastes
appears to be stressed already."
- Anyone can read the papers weekly to see our "global
dashboard" light up with warning lights. "Examples include
acid rain, ozone depletion, deforestation in the tropics at 136,000 acres
lost per day ( <http://www.redjellyfish.com/>www.RedJellyFish.com),
vanishing wilderness, collapsing fisheries, 100 million sharks killed annually,
reefs worldwide dying, accelerating emissions of greenhouse gases, vanishing
bee colonies, accelerating desertification, melting permafrost, disappearing
polar ice and mass extinctions that may become the greatest biological
disaster since the dinosaurs vanished."
- Even more frightening, China's 1.3 billion people want
into the game of a "car for every garage and chicken in every pot."
- THIN FILM OF AIR AND WATER
- "Mathematically speaking, 99.94 percent of the earth
consists of crust, rocky mantle and molten interior," Anson said.
"The thin layer of water that we refer to as an ocean exists
only as an inexpressibly thin and precarious surface film that is only
six one-hundredths of one percent as thick as the earth itself."
- As mentioned in earlier writings, humans create 27,000
square mile toxic dead zones in the North Sea, 6,000 square miles at the
mouth of the Mississippi River, Lima, Peru; Rio de Janeiro; Shanghi, China,
and many more places on the earth where humans pump sewage 24/7 into the
- Why so dangerous ? "If we were to wipe a wet
paper towel across the surface of a twenty-inch world globe, the film it
leaves behind would be proportionally too deep to properly represent the
depth of our planet's oceans," Anson said.
- In other words, if we keep using our oceans as the final
toilet flush, at some point, they will upchuck on us with severe consequences
as to food, flooding and climate change brought about by undersea current
changes and melting ice caps.
- INSULT TO INJURY TO MOTHER NATURE
- "An immense storehouse of methane exists in the
form of deposits representing 10,000 billion metric tons of carbonif present
warming continues and the ocean's mud begins to warm, a self-fueling release
of ever more gigatons of carbon could result," Anson said.
- "While red-tides and algal blooms are localized
phenomenon, human impacts are a planet-wide phenomenon, so that today's
human impacts already appear to be having global repercussions," Anson
- Yet, demographic predictions show the human race growing
from 6.6 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050 and some estimates show 10.2 billion.
Anyone with a three digit IQ can tell that we're in trouble ! But
not one world leader speaks to this global dilemma!
- "Wecskaop: What Every Citizens Should Know About
- can be found at <http://www.amazon.com/>www.amazon.com;
and <http://www.barnesandnoble.com/>www.barnesandnoble.com or by
calling Arman Publishing at Ph. 386-673-5576. ISBN 0-933078-18-8.
- In part three of this series, we'll wrap up with "The
Big Question" as to how many people can the earth hold and what we
can do to change course like Captain Smith of the Titanic should have !
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