Possible Reasons For The End Of Humane Civilization

Possible Reasons For The End Of Humane Civilization

Following is a list of major important reasons and issues that are drawing down the curtain for human habitation on Earth.

There are two broad types of issues. The first is major but possibly will not end the humane civilization.  The second should be of supreme concern because if not solved or resolved the end of the humane race will more definitely result.

Here are side concerns that probably will work against solving these very important problems that I will list later:  

  • Ignorance of any factor may come about for any combination of reasons.
    • Blind side by failing to see what is coming as a threat to our existence.
    • Insufficient investigation efforts.
    • Unable to understand the measurements needed and what the tests results mean.
    • Status of experts is not understood or appreciated so they are not listened to.
    • Not listening to the scientists to any level that results in meaningful action.
  • Indolence.
    • Population of people that are affected may fail to meet the challenge to change their situation for the better.  There are a lot of reasons why individuals fail to realize they are in trouble and then take actions that resolve the issues.
      • Too busy with other concerns.
      • Not my business to deal with this problem.
      • Too complicated for me to understand.
  • Errors in judgement.
  • Political interference.  Almost all civil societies are organized around some sort of organized political system.  Some times these systems are flawed toward working for the best interests of the society they are expected to correctly function toward.
  • Personal and corporate wealth interests might prevail as being more important.  Many countries suffer from varying degrees of plutocracy or the rule of the rich.  Some wealthy individuals who have attained political power seem to hold short term financial gains as more important.  

Almost all of the end of civilization factors need long term attacks upon these negative influences so that a society can best work together to resolve the problem(s).  

Just about every one of these issues can be turned around but often times immediate needs of individuals deny resolving any of these items I am about to list.

First Category of attacks upon our civilization list (but might not terminate humane life but could). 

Note that some items on the list below could become so life threatening that they then also reach the second category.

  • Climate change (immediate concern)

According to the paper, climate change poses a “near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilization,” and there’s a good chance society could collapse as soon as 2050 if serious mitigation actions aren’t taken in the next decade.”
https://www.livescience.com/65633-climate-change-dooms-humans-by-2050.html

  • Global nuclear annihilation (Following example shows how a small limited war has a colossal impact)

 “If India and Pakistan had a war, it would be a much larger potential for climate change.” The solutions to that cold equation: 50 to 125 million people dead in the first week. A reduction of as much as 35 percent in sunlight reaching Earth’s surface, translating to a decrease in temperature of up to 5 degrees Celsius, with rainfall decreasing between 15 and 30 percent globally … and the amount of food produced by an equal amount. That’s worldwide famine for a decade.”

https://www.wired.com/story/even-a-small-nuclear-war-could-trigger-a-global-apocalypse/

  • Biological warfare

“Any state with a reasonably advanced pharmaceutical and medical industry has the capability of mass producing biological weapons. This fact also leads to problems with determining what countries have BW programmes. Anything from a piece of fruit to a ballistic missile could be used to deliver a biological weapon to a target. Along with this is the fact that with certain organisms, only a few particles would be needed to start an infection that could potentially cause an epidemic.” 
https://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/resources/fact-sheets/critical-issues/4579-biological-weapons

  • Ecological collapse.

“One-fifth of the world’s countries are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing because of the destruction of wildlife and their habitats, according to an analysis by the insurance firm Swiss Re.”

“Natural “services” such as food, clean water and air, and flood protection have already been damaged by human activity.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/12/fifth-of-nations-at-risk-of-ecosystem-collapse-analysis-finds

  • Pandemic

“A pandemic is basically a global epidemic — an epidemic that spreads to more than one continent,”

“Influenza pandemics have struck about three times every century since the 1500s, or roughly every 10-50 years. There was one in 1957-1958 and one in 1968-1969. The most infamous pandemic flu of the 20th century, however, was that of 1918-1919. An estimated 40 million people died in less than a year, and what made it so different from seasonal flu epidemics is that it killed primarily young people, those aged 20-45.”

https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/features/what-is-pandemic

Contamination of humane individual life supporting needs and resources is very important.  Humane beings need:  Good drinking water, good clean air to breath, healthy food, proper sanitation, adequate shelter, clothing, etc..

Second Category of attacks with results of terminating humane life – a list:

Global Warming

“Two centuries of fossil fuel combustion have saturated the biosphere with climate-altering carbon that will continue wreaking havoc for generations to come.  The damage to Earth’s living systems—the circulation and chemical composition of the atmosphere and the ocean; the stability of the hydrological and biogeochemical cycles; and the biodiversity of the entire planet—is essentially permanent.”
https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-08-10/four-reasons-civilization-wont-decline-it-will-collapse/

PFAS Contamination

“There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.”

https://www.epa.gov/pfas/basic-information-pfas

“A growing body of science has found that there are potential adverse health impacts associated with PFAS exposure, including liver damage, thyroid disease, decreased fertility, high cholesterol, obesity, hormone suppression and cancer.”

“These chemicals can easily migrate into the air, dust, food, soil and water. People can also be exposed to them through food packaging and industrial exposure.”
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/14/health/what-are-pfas-chemicals

 

 

 

Posted March 22, 2021

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