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Aug18

On Pipelines & Nate Parker

Let’s begin by taking a look at a map of of the over 2.5 million miles of pipeline coverage here in the United States. Keep in mind that this map was last updated in 2012. Please take a moment to really look at this map; let the implications of this sink in.

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Our Earth is sometimes described as a mother, as our mother, yet we are almost never invited to consider the current situation from her perspective. A recent editorial asks an important question: ‘We imagine how it feels to be a character, why can’t we imagine how the land feels?’ This author does not go quite far enough, but he begins to touch upon what is at the root of the environmental emergency we are now living through: the objectification and commodification of the Earth, and a culture that can only view the Earth through a utilitarian lens.

One explanation for why we can call the Earth our mother and yet seem to have trouble mustering empathy towards her plight is the fact that our way of life depends upon the Earth being stripped of  spirituality, feeling, agency, rights, or any of the other attributes of personhood. One cannot have a relationship with a thing that is meant to be destroyed and consumed, which is why (with few exceptions) we do not keep cows, chickens and pigs as beloved pets.

When one’s way of life depends upon the exploitation or destruction of another, the one targeted must of course lose their agency, their personhood, and their rights. The period of chattel slavery in both north and south America is one example of how personhood was denied in order to justify institutionalized enslavement, torture, rape and generations of forced labor. The Nazi desire for lebensraum exclusively for “pure” Aryans was used as a justification for the systematic dehumanization, expulsion, enslavement and murder of Poles, Jews, Russians, Roma, and others.

The above mentioned atrocities and many others are almost always framed by the perpetrators as a matter of necessity blessed by divine right or cultural superiority. The atrocities being committed against the Earth fall into the same category. We must have these pipelines, we must mine for coal, we have no choice but to frack for gas and oil. Think of the jobs, think of the economy, think of our geopolitical concerns! And of course the underlying unspoken understanding is that as modern humans we have the absolute entitlement to everything on, above and underneath the Earth. Modern science legitimizes our entitlement, reminding us of our “superior” brains and intelligence.

If the Earth could say “no, stop,” if she could vocalize, if she could scream in pain as she is slashed and penetrated and torn, would that make a difference? Maybe, maybe not. We perceive the Earth as silent, enduring and devoid of emotion, but is she really? The storms, the floods, the heatwaves and wildfires that are increasing all over the planet – do they not contain and convey somewhat of a hint of anger, indignation and fury?

For eons humans both personified and deified nature and the natural forces around us; on the south American continent, in Africa, and in Australia and everywhere in between, the rituals and spiritual practices of so-called primitive people reflected a deep respect and awe for the life sustaining mysteries. For eons we lived in harmony with nature, just one of many other species who call this planet home. Then something happened, something changed. Most likely during a time of hardship and chaos we discovered with our big brains ways of bypassing the rules all species had up until that point lived by. We discovered how to dominate, how to bend the world to our will. We discovered how to make the land do what we wanted it to do, and how to make other animals and other people do what we wanted them to do. We discovered the intoxication of power, the thrill of control, and during this period the land went silent.

As the gods moved up into the sky, or into other dimensions, the Earth became a thing, an inert, voiceless and soulless thing. The land was enslaved, then plants, then animals, then women, then came a new way of living. Towns emerged, then cities, kings and queens, and along with them a new kind of warfare; then came the written word and culture and the whole beautiful and terrible mess of the past ten thousand years. During this time, a relatively short period of time, we as human beings have been actors in a play of our own creation, dancing and singing and fighting and fucking on the voiceless and soulless Earth that only forms the backdrop for our drama. We call the Earth our mother yet treat her with more contempt than the most reviled and hated whore. Perhaps even worse, we both ignore her suffering and rationalize why it must continue.

We tolerate and ignore crimes against our mother, crimes against the Earth, and then wonder why there is a global epidemic of violence against women and a general atmosphere of savagery and selfishness. While we wring our hands and wonder why men can’t stop raping, beating and murdering women, day after day machines penetrate into the Earth’s deepest recesses leaving behind toxic and radioactive sludge, all in the name of accessing cheap oil, coal and natural gas. Our rivers and streams are poisoned and defiled by chemical plants, textile factories and slaughter houses; our oceans are strewn with plastic waste and toxic waste. Thanks to our stupidity and immense sense of entitlement, marine life and many other animals are dying in record numbers during what scientists have named the sixth mass extinction.

Our energy hungry and consumer goods driven way of life depends upon violence, upon murder, upon the misery of others. Those who fly the flag and claim that the military protects our freedoms are half right – the military and the misery it spreads protects our entitlement to stable currency, world markets and cheap consumer goods. Americans in particular benefit from extreme violence perpetrated by our military, diplomacy and economic policies all over the world, but then we wonder why this violence manifests in our day to day interactions. We wonder why Nate Parker, such a seemingly nice fellow who’s always mentioning his wife and five daughters in recent interviews, could have been scummy enough to run a train on an incapacitated acquaintance while in college.

The same forces that have facilitated the rape of the Earth also facilitate the rape, assault and exploitation of women, girls, and some men and boys as well. And so we have an epidemic of rape and sexual assault not only in the United States but all over the world. Of course men know that rape is wrong. Nate Turner knew that taking a drunken woman back to his place and ravaging her body with a friend was the wrong thing to do; and yet it happened anyway. Why? Because Nate Parker is a monster who hates women? Maybe, but it’s more likely that he suffers from the conditioning that almost all men have gone through in our society where men are taught that it’s OK (and manly!) to take what you want, consequences be damned. The need in the moment, the desire that burns bright white and hot supersedes all. Satisfaction must be achieved at all costs; appetites must be fed regardless of the impact on others. And this in a nutshell is the general attitude of most modern humans towards the natural world, towards the Earth, towards our mother. We want what we want, so we take it, and we rationalize or explain away the consequences. Or we claim that we’ll die without taking what we want. Or we say that the Earth exists to fulfill our needs and desires for whatever religious, scientific or philosophical reason.

The tragic life of Nate Parker’s victim reminds us of the consequences of the sort of entitlement we see all around us. After enduring a hellish ordeal, her grades suffered and she dropped out of school. For years she battled PTSD and deep depression with psychotic features, a common occurrence with people who are struggling to process trauma threaded through with feelings of guilt and self-doubt. In 2012 a sleeping pill overdose ended her life at the young age of thirty.

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Meanwhile, Nate Parker has gone on to have a successful and distinguished career. He is financially secure. He is happily married with children and is expecting the release of a critically acclaimed film he co-wrote and stars in. Life for him has been good. While his victim struggled to hold onto jobs and moved around constantly (a common problem with people suffering from depression and PTSD), his life blossomed and flourished. He extracted what he needed from his victim and moved on.

In the esoteric world there is a saying: as above, so below. This principle can be seen in the structures of our body and in plants, in the way patterns that form molecules and neurons and flower petals mimic the structures of much larger systems like hurricanes, solar systems and galaxies.

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As above, so below is a truism. We are a reflection of the forces that shape us, and we in turn shape those within our sphere of influence. Knowing this, we must ask whether or not a violent and dangerous empire can produce a mentally stable, moral and healthy population.

The Nate Parker revelations should anger us and motivate us to create social change, but they should not shock or surprise us. His assault on that young woman took place at Penn State, a campus now notorious for shielding a child rapist for decades. Campus sexual assaults are common, and there are hardly any mechanisms in place to prevent or deter them. Most rapes and sexual assaults go unreported. When rapists are brought before the court they often receive lenient sentences. The process of seeking justice against a perpetrator is so costly, emotionally devastating and time consuming that many women simply don’t or can’t pursue charges. This state of affairs continues because men feel entitled to women’s bodies, and our institutions protect this entitlement. Keep in mind that not too long ago women were viewed as chattel by mainstream society; they were the property of their husbands and fathers, were subjected to strict codes of conduct and dress requirements, were not allowed to travel alone, vote, attend college, or own land. In essence, women were for many ages denied the full expression of their humanity and were viewed primarily as a resource for producing heirs, keeping a household, and as tools of pleasure.

Changing the cultural landscape and defeating male entitlement will be almost impossible until we begin to question the very foundations of our society. There are alternatives to this sick society we inhabit, and there have always been alternatives, though they were often hidden from us, or unfairly maligned. Rape culture and the cultural debasement of women was rare on this continent before the era of colonization. While European women were being burned at the stake, matriarchal societies were flourishing on this continent.

There is much more to be said about this, as we now see that Native people, especially women, are at the forefront of working to protect what’s left of our natural world from the ravages of industry.

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On Black Mesa the traditional elders who are fighting to protect their ancient way of life from the Peabody energy corporation describe coal as the “the liver of the sacred female mountain.” According to them, it must be kept in the ground where it belongs. They are not the only tribe to give female or feminine attributes to the land; the Earth and the land as our sacred mother is a common thread through many indigenous cultures. If we want a template for how we should treat each other and the Earth we depend on for survival, we would be wise to study the life ways of those who lived here before us, those who were so harshly and cruelly pushed aside and branded as savages. Ironically, they may have the answers we desperately need in these turbulent and uncertain times.

 

 

Aug16

Eric McDavid’s Philly Tour Stop

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Former eco-political prisoner Eric McDavid is near the end of a speaking tour where he goes into detail about life behind bars and how he managed to make it through nine years including significant periods in solitary confinement. If Eric does another tour and comes to your neck of the woods, definitely try to make it out to see him speak, it’s worth it.

Because of security culture, I did not record the Q&A portion of the talk where he goes into detail about the disgusting piece of shit informant who entrapped him. There has been much written on that subject if you want to learn more. What you will hear from him in this podcast is how he managed day by day life behind bars, details of the case against him, and his general thoughts and feelings on what it’s like now to be free.

Watching him speak was like being in the presence of a warrior who has returned from battle. He projects strength and self control, and it’s obvious that these aspects are what helped him survive for nine years behind bars; but there’s hardly a trace of the coldness or hardness one might expect. Prison did not break him or turn him into someone else. Part of the reason for this is the support he received while he was locked down; the letters, books, well wishes and visits obviously sustained him, and we must make sure we’re providing this support to all political prisoners.

If we’re engaged in activism, eco-defense, solidarity work, or anything that challenges the power of the government and corporate interests, we must be aware that Eric’s story could easily be our own under the “right” circumstances. For me personally, this has led to a certain paralysis. When I asked him how to combat paranoia and the paralysis it fosters, his very wise answer included a suggestion that we make sure we’re having one on one conversations instead of jumping to conclusions. If there’s a problem, a disagreement, or a misunderstanding, don’t let it fester to the point where suspicions begin to thrive. Problematic people and fucked up behaviors will always be a part of any community, and of course the feds have figured out how to exploit this quite well. The way we respond to the inevitable provocations and infiltrations determines the strength of our communities and our long term effectiveness in the struggle.

Mar31

The Health Impacts of Fracking

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Audio of the Clean Air Council‘s ‘Air & Health Effects of Shale Gas Infrastructure, at the University of Pennsylvania’. This recording features the presentations of Dr. Celia Lewis (Research and Communications Consultant for the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project) and Joseph Minott (Clean Air Council Executive Director and Chief Counsel). For video of the full panel, please check the Clean Air Council’s website in the coming days.

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Pennsylvania is the second largest natural gas producing state and there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that pollution from this industry can have a serious impact on the health of those who live in the surrounding communities.

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Click here to learn about the fight against the Mariner 2 pipeline.

Could Philadelphia be the next Houston? The Oil Industry Hopes So

8 Dangerous Side Effects of Fracking That the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Hear About

Feb06

UN Experts ‘Extremely Concerned’ About the State of African Americans in the US

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The findings by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent covered a broad range of topics, including police brutality, mass incarceration and the school system.

The United Nations is once again tackling racism and the human rights of black people in America, detailing several concerns, from police brutality to mass incarceration to housing crises to the school-to-prison pipeline.

In a preliminary statement to the media published last week, the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent listed its concerns over its findings of racial disparity in “almost all the human-development indicators such as life expectancy, income and wealth, level of education and even food security,” which the experts maintain “reflect the level of structural discrimination that creates de facto barriers for people of African descent to fully exercise their human rights.”

Full article here

We should keep in mind that the United Nations is a very conservative organization, and usually very hesitant to speak out against its paymaster, the United States. So the situation must be dire indeed.

Dec10

PSR Philly: Our Air is Not Clean

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Dr. Marta Guttenberg of the Philadelphia chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility spoke with DGP about the quality of our air, the effects of pollution on the human body, and what we need to do to improve the health and well being of Philly residents. (Interview was recorded on December 8th, 2015)

 

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Click here to check out Philly’s air quality (updated daily).

Report: Philly is third-worst place in U.S. for asthma sufferers

Two dozen permit violations for Point Breeze Refinery

Nov03

The Roots of Oppression

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The Modern Education System and the Roots of Oppression

With Layla AbdelRahim

It was great to have Layla Abdelrahim on DGP once more. She has expanded our minds and horizons several times before with her analyses of, among other things, the Trayvon Martin incident, radical ecology & primitivism, and the origins of civilized racism.

She recently spoke with me about what the outrageous police attack on a school girl in South Carolina reveals about the true purpose of the modern education system. We also explored how the institutions of human civilization depend upon and thrive on brutality, hierarchies, and inequality.

For more information on Layla’s work and background, and to read excerpts from her books, click here to visit her website.

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Oct16

The Perils of Industrial Society

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Sushil Yadav lives in Delhi, India. He is known among radical environmentalist and anti-civ online circles for his unique perspectives on the root causes of the Anthropocene crisis. You might disagree with him, and you might find some of his answers to be provocative and controversial, yet we must admit it’s refreshing to see that all around the world people are questioning a system that most of us have been coerced into accepting.

Deep Green Philly: Your perspective on the environmental crisis and how to mitigate it is very interesting, What has influenced you and shaped your critique of industrial society?

Sushil Yadav: After finishing college I worked for a few years but I was not happy……..I tried doing different kinds of work but it did not help……It was much later that I would understand the reason…….. I left the job and stayed at home for many years……..During this period of inactivity I learned about the subjective states of mind………When we stop physical work and mental work the unused energy in our body manifests itself as subjective experience……..The mind is initially very restless but gradually you learn control it and you understand the link between different kinds of breathing and the mind……..This is related to yoga, meditation and pranayama.

It was during this period that I reflected upon the kind of life we are living…….I was very troubled by fertile soil and trees being destroyed by the construction industry, cement, concrete and asphalt …….In Delhi where I live there is too much smoke and pollution which turns the sky grey in winters and blocks out the sun……..I became aware of large scale environmental destruction happening all over the world through news stories in the media.

I wanted to understand why environmental destruction was happening, why no one was bothered and how it could be stopped.

We can use our time and energy for three kinds of work……..Physical Work, Mental Work and Subjective Work (Experience)………Destruction of environment and planet happened when we switched over from Physical Work to Mental Work / Desk Jobs.

DGP: People who have been colonized, and those living in developing countries are conditioned to accept without question the wisdom and superiority of the industrial revolution. Native life ways that were much less destructive are considered to be backwards or antiquated. Do you view returning to indigenous life ways as a viable alternative to the industrial system?

SY: It was the west that started the whole destructive process……..Industrial revolution was started by the west……..Industrial activity was promoted by the west when it forced industrial lifestyle on its colonies in Asia, Africa and America after destroying the native cultures during the era of colonization.

Today the entire world is collectively involved in the destruction of planet but the biggest role in this process of destruction was played by western civilization.

We can use our time and energy for three kinds of activities……..Physical Work, Subjective Work (Experience) and Mental Work.

For millions of years on earth environment did not get destroyed because activity was limited to physical work or subjective experience………Millions of animal species did physical work……..Man did physical work in hunter_gatherer stage and agrarian stage…….A very small percentage of population that did not do physical work spent its time and energy on subjective experience – religion, spirituality, yoga, meditation, pranayama and the arts……….(Religion might have led to hatred, violence and wars but it did not destroy environment………Military Industrial Complex has killed more people in hundred years than religion killed in thousands of years before industrialization).

Large scale destruction of environment began when man started using his time and energy for mental work – science, technology, engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, business, finance, economics………This led to industrialization and production (and selling) of thousands of consumer goods and services.

As long as we limited our activity to physical work or subjective experience we destroyed very little environment.

When we switched over to mental work / desk jobs, we started producing (and selling) consumer goods and ended up destroying the planet in just about 100 years.

DGP: Your critique of the education system is quite controversial. How is the modern education system linked to the destruction of the environment, and is it a system that can be reformed?

SY: All Industrial Activity that is destroying environment is being run by Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education.

The most dangerous and destructive industry in this world is Education Industry.

Man was created on earth to do physical work…….For one million years in hunter_gatherer society and for 10,000 years in agrarian society, both adults and children did physical work……..Mental work/ Desk jobs for adults and schools/ colleges for children have come into existence only in the last 100 years.

Degrees = Destruction.
Universities = Destruction.
University Graduates are responsible for all Industrial Activity in this world that has decimated millions of species and destroyed Forests, Rivers, Oceans and Atmosphere.
Education has destroyed the planet.
Universities have destroyed the planet.
Scientists, Engineers, Economists, MBA’s, Business and Finance Graduates have destroyed the planet.

Universities and Colleges are producing millions of Scientists, Engineers, Economists, MBA’s, Business and Finance Graduates who are running and promoting all Industrial Activity in this world.

Education Industry is the source of all Industrial Activity…..All other Industries are by products of Education Industry.

Education Industry is the Mother of all Industries.
Education Industry is the Mother of all Environmental Destruction in this world.

Destruction of environment can never be stopped until Universities are closed down.

Decimation of millions of species cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.

Destruction of Forests, Rivers and Oceans cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.

DGP: Cities are commonly viewed as centers of human culture and diversity. According to the United Nations, “54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050.” Why do you view this as problematic?

SY: Cities have destroyed the environment and planet.

Urban jobs and professions have destroyed the environment and planet.

Industrial activity is directly proportional to percentage of urban population.

Consumerism is directly proportional to percentage of urban population.

Destruction of environment is directly proportional to percentage of urban population.

Insanity, abnormality and criminality is directly proportional to percentage of urban population.

All the destructive work in this world happens when society does not produce food……….In agrarian society more than 99% of population was producing food………In industrial society 50% of world population is producing food for entire population and the remaining 50% is doing destructive work.

For millions of years adult animals searched for food, their offspring learned to search for food.

For 1 million years in hunter-gatherer society, adult humans searched for food, their children learned to search for food.

For 10,000 years in agrarian society, adult humans produced food, their children learned to produce food.

In the last 100 years in urban industrial society, adult humans have been producing and selling thousands of consumer goods in industries and corporations, their children have been going to schools and universities where they learn to produce and sell consumer goods.

Urban jobs and professions have destroyed the planet.
The entire urban population of industrial society is criminal.
The crime goes unchecked because 50% of population is now urban.
The crime goes unchecked because urban population is running the system.

DGP: More and more people are now talking about renewable energy like solar and wind as a solution to the climate crisis. What are your thoughts on this?

SY: The term Green Energy is an oxymoron………It is like the term Peaceful War………..Green energy will save the world from environmental destruction just like Communism and Socialism saved the world from Capitalism.

If you drink poison it will kill you………It doesn’t matter how the poison was produced.

If you use electricity to run millions of industries and corporations it will lead to environmental destruction……..It doesn’t even matter how the electricity was produced.

Energy Generation Industry is not the only industry that is destroying environment………It is just one of the hundreds of industries that are destroying environment.

Environment has been destroyed by Mining Industry, Logging Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Construction Industry, Energy Generation Industry, Oil Industry, Automobile Industry, Rail Industry, Airline Industry, Shipping Industry, Meat and Fishing Industry……….If you want to save environment you have to stop all these destructive industries……..How can change of energy source save the environment that is being destroyed by all these industries???

How is change of energy source going to save environment that is being destroyed by Mining Industry?

How is change of energy source going to save environment that is being destroyed by Logging Industry?

How is change of energy source going to save environment that is being destroyed by Manufacturing Industry?

How is change of energy source going to save environment that is being destroyed by Construction Industry?

How is change of energy source going to save environment that is being destroyed by Airline and Shipping Industry?

How is change of energy source going to save millions of trees and millions of acres of fertile soil that are being destroyed by millions of kilometers of road and rail networks?

How is change of energy source going to save billions of animals and fish that are being killed by the meat and fishing industry?

How is change of energy source going to save environment that is being destroyed by millions of tonnes of Plastic Waste, Chemical Waste and Ewaste?

If a gunman is shooting people dead you have to stop the shooting……..You cannot save the victims by changing the gun.
Production of energy destroys environment………Use of energy destroys environment.

Thermal Energy, Nuclear Energy, Hydro Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Energy ……….Production of all these energies destroys environment………No energy can be produced without destroying environment……..Every process of energy production destroys environment.

Once this energy is produced it is used to run millions of industries and corporations which destroy more environment.

 

Millions of other species destroyed environment only for food.

Agrarian man destroyed environment for food, clothing and shelter.

Industrial man has destroyed environment for food, clothing, shelter plus thousands of consumer goods and services.

It is the production of thousands of consumer goods and services that has destroyed exponential extra environment, not the source of energy.

DGP: What is your response to those who say that advocating for an end to the industrial system is genocidal (against humans), and that there can be no going back now that so much of human society is linked to industrialism?

SY: Industrial activity has already led to the genocide of millions of other species………If it is not stopped it will lead to genocide of humans………Millions of other species have already been decimated by industrial activity……….Most of the collapse of other species has already happened………Only human collapse is yet to happen…….And people are still not alarmed…….If industrial activity for production of consumer goods is not stopped immediately man will cease to exist on earth within the next few years.

Human collapse is going to come with lightning speed.

A person has been drinking heavily for decades…….His liver is on the verge of total collapse…….Can you save him by advising him to continue drinking?………..Environment has been destroyed by industry and is on the verge of total collapse………Industrial activity for production of consumer goods must stop immediately.

DGP: In your opinion, what are the most harmful aspects of industrial society and why?

SY: Hundred years of industrial activity has destroyed what was created by nature in millions of years.

Industrial society has destroyed necessary things for making unnecessary things.

Industrial society has destroyed Animals, Trees, Air, Water and Soil for making Consumer Goods.

If we don’t get consumer goods we will not die.

If we don’t get food to eat we will die in a month.

If we don’t get water to drink we will die in a week.

If we don’t get air to breathe we will die in a few minutes.

Industrial activity has already decimated millions of other species……..Man is next on the list.

In the coming years there will be severe shortage of food and water.

Food is going to vanish from earth in the coming years…….Industry is killing agriculture……..Millions of acres of fertile agricultural soil has been destroyed by Construction Industry, Mining Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Energy Generation Industry, Oil Industry, Millions of kilometers of Rail and Road Networks, Thousands of Ports and Airports.

Industry is killing agriculture by changing the weather…….Global weather is regulated by forest cover, ice cover, ocean temperature and atmospheric temperatures……..Hundred years of relentless industrial activity has decimated forest cover…….Industrial activity has led to shrinking of arctic ice and glaciers…….Global warming has heated up the oceans and atmosphere……..This has made the weather extreme, irregular and unpredictable leading to drastic increase in intensity and frequency of droughts, floods, cyclones, hurricanes and tornadoes……..Agriculture requires regularity of weather…….It requires heat, cold and rain at the right time and in the right measure…….If industrial activity is not stopped it will lead to collapse of agriculture.

Industrial activity is melting glaciers that give birth to rivers………..Rivers are going to vanish from earth………Man has already depleted underground water using diesel and electric pumps……..Lakes and ponds have been destroyed by industrial activity.

No Food……..No Water…….End of man on earth.

DGP: At this point, is there anything we can do to prevent further destruction? Are there any practical steps we can take?

SY: A pure non-industrial society is not possible now because industrialization has increased human population to over 7 billion………It took millions of years for human population to reach 1 billion in 1800 AD……..From 1 billion it jumped to over 7 billion in just 200 years after industrial revolution because of modern medicine and industrial agriculture……..If man had continued living in agrarian stage, human population would have been less than 2 billion today.

Millions of other species destroyed environment only for food.
Industrial man has destroyed environment for thousands of consumer goods and services in addition to food, clothing and shelter.
Production of thousands of consumer goods and services must stop immediately.

Millions of other species only get food from earth.

Give free food to the urban population but stop urban work………A fraction of world population is already producing food for entire population).

The collective work of human society must be limited to food, clothing and shelter.

 

Additional resources:

The Future of Global Development, Mapped

Is ‘Progress’ Good for Humanity?

Deforestation causing São Paulo drought

Report: Plastic pollution in the ocean is reaching crisis levels

Global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse

Bernie Sanders: Climate Change Is The Biggest National Security Threat

Damaging the land we live on is costing humans trillions every year

Can You Make a Wind Turbine Without Fossil Fuels?