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The Most Important Data Set in the History of Our Species - (population, demographics, and environment)

The Most Important Data Set in the History of Our Species - (population, demographics, and environment)

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The "most important data set in the history of our species" and other EXCERPTS from the preface of "What Every Citizen Should Know About Our Planet;" beginning with a worldwide population of two billion in 1930, we will reach seven billion in 2011 (five additional billions in a single human lifetime), with still more billions (numbers eight and nine) on-track to arrive between now and mid-century; a demographic tidal wave that may constitute the greatest single risk that our species has ever undertaken.
The "most important data set in the history of our species" and other EXCERPTS from the preface of "What Every Citizen Should Know About Our Planet;" beginning with a worldwide population of two billion in 1930, we will reach seven billion in 2011 (five additional billions in a single human lifetime), with still more billions (numbers eight and nine) on-track to arrive between now and mid-century; a demographic tidal wave that may constitute the greatest single risk that our species has ever undertaken.

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Published by: The Wecskaop Project on Jan 14, 2010
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What Every Citizen ShouldKnow About Our Planet
100 key understandings forthe half-century that lies ahead
 A handbook for 
Biospherics 101
 Light years better than
Beyond Six Billion
 R a n d o l p h F e m m e
The Wecskaop Project and Biospherics 101
 
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The continued functioning of natural systems?
Somewhere duringthe
90%
eradication that current policy envisions and may permit, acatastrophic threshold or tipping point with global repercussionswill almost certainly be crossed 
.Dinoflagellates such as
Karenia brevis
, which produce catastrophicoutbreaks of red-tide in marine environments, constitute quintessen-tial real-world examples of organisms that induce calamity by theirproduction of wastes.And they manage to inflict such populationdisasters even as they physically-occupy less than 2/1000
ths
of onepercent of apparently "vast amounts of open space" that appear toremain theoretically available to them(a set of conditions perhapsworth noting since our own species exhibits an extraordinarily sim-ilar pattern of behavior). Unfortunately, however, our own speciesdoes not confine itself to releasing only our biological, cellular, andmetabolic wastes into our surroundings. Instead, we supplement ourbiological wastes, in a way that is utterly unprecedented in the his-tory of life on earth, with billions of tons of societal and industrialwastes, so that we may be embarked upon a trajectory that is notonly worse than that of red-tide dinoflagellates - but is multiple or-ders of magnitude worse at that.Featuring the population numbers and realities that today's enor-mous and rising generations of under-20s have a need and a right toknow about the crowded, damaged, and debilitated world that to-day’s ruling elites are about to hand them.
Copyright © 2011, Randolph Femmer. All rights reserved. No part of this book maybe reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical,or by any information storage and retrieval system, including photocopying and re-cording without written permission from the author except for brief quotations in areview. The Wecskaop Project.
ISBN 978-0-933078-18-5
M. Arman Publishing
P.O. Box 785 Oak Hill, Florida 32759386-673-5576Fax: 386-951-1101

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