As what in my recent OpEds I have dubbed the “Attenborough crisis”—too many human consumers of Earth’s limited resources—we get daily examples such as the page one May 27 Wall Street Journal story entitled “A Grand Plan To Vaccinate The World Unravels” which you can read here.
Most of the world’s poorest nations were left highly dependent on a single vaccine, produced by a single manufacturer in a single country. In a cruel twist, that supplier—the Serum Institute of India—ended up engulfed by the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak https://t.co/gem1KgTngj
— Juan Forero (@WSJForero) May 28, 2021
The climate crisis has caused a growing demand that Exxon, Shell and other fossil fuel producers reduce emissions ASAP!
In a recent TV interview, the 95 year old master scholar of our natural world’s limits, Sir David Attenborough, predicted another 3 billion human consumers will be added if current growth rates prevail. We now have 8 billion human consumers, up from 2 billion in his lifetime.
It is obvious that reductions of all over consumption is now required but far from certain to occur!
It now appears that most likely saviors of humans peacefully continuing to live on Earth over the long term will have to be big corporations, the most enlightened of whom will fear the loss of their hegemony.
Can enough vaccines be provided for all in this world? Not now on a timely enough basis, but as soon as corporations see the clear self interest in so doing, just as fears about dangerous climate resolutions are now hitting Exxon and Shell.
In short, could profits and fear combine to let corporations save sustainable life on Earth? Let’s see.
Earth Wars: Nature Strikes Back – the need to proactively act against environmental destruction through international cooperation https://t.co/VMQXUS05GN
— The Overpopulation Project (@TheOverpopulat1) April 27, 2021
From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013
By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
Sir David Attenborough on overpopulation
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World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency
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