Our Most Important Upcoming Election Is Now!

By Donald A. Collins | 13 July 2023
Church and State

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When, as all reputable scientists are asking, will us homo sapiens decide not to destroy the planet on which we live?

Yes, winning the war in Ukraine, maintaining world peace, and improving life for more people are often cited as obvious goals, but none are achievable without saving our planet.

The evidence of the likelihood of the 6th Extinction gets presented over and over as we have moved from the benign Holocene of 11,700 years into the Anthropocene which has already brought huge destructivity of our human impact on our planet. While we may admire the adventurous spirit of pioneering such as Elon Musk and others longingly looking to set up homes on Mars, their priorities can only happen if we preserve home base.

The urgent need for action beginning with rapid fossil fuel reduction gets stated and loudly agreed to as a vital goal by the governments whose representatives attend those multiple UN COP conferences in fancy places and then they go home and repeatedly fail to keep their promises as planetary conditions worsen.

The July 13th page one Washington Post entitled “Alarms for a planet on edge: Flooding, fires and lethal heat” repeats the irrefutable evidence we have read over and over.

Read the entire Washington Post article here.

Folks, while the upcoming 2024 US election has vital implications for our democracy, its importance is trumped (pun intended) by the urgency of worldwide action by the main fossil fuel polluters—the USA being number one—making mandatory worldwide actions to stem the rapidly growing global deterioration of our planet’s resources before such actions become impossible!

The heady promise of artificial intelligence ironically seems to offer us humans endless progress. As is obvious, this is a fool’s chase without maintaining the presence of the resources to sustain our burgeoning human numbers.

That prospect for human progress also includes the likely lost fate of all the amazing human accomplishments in every aspect of human life we have made in the 250-years of the present industrial age.

With millions of new humans now annually being added to our 8 billion, up 4 times in my 92-year lifetime, my grandchildren are clearly in for a bad future, according to the January 1, 2023 CBS 60 Minutes program.

The historically large human numbers here now are assured in the future of being substantially reduced. The only questions are how, when and to what extent.

We could have accomplished such reductions beginning 50 years ago safely and without great pain, but that opportunity is now gone.

As Mr. Trump said before January 6th about the planned assault on Biden’s election “Be there it will be wild”!

Our worldwide priorities need changed and our most important election to save our planet is now!

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”, “Vote”, “Can Homo Sapiens Survive?”, “Will Choice and Democracy Win?”, “Can Our U.S. Survive 8 Plus Billion of Us” and “Economic Growth: A Cancer on all Earthly Life”.

Earth currently experiencing a sixth mass extinction, according to scientists | 60 Minutes

Sir David Attenborough on overpopulation

Overpopulation & Climate Change: A Seat at the Table

Mass extinction: what can stop it? | The Economist

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