Ecological Disaster Recovery Program
Large Scale Life Rescue and Resettlement Operations. The purpose of this program is to familiarize anyone who is interested in the continuity of life on Earth with the actions that must be taken to save the planet… or at least conserve a fragment of the future for the next generations!
Phase One: Effecting a Major Reduction in the World’s Energy Consumption
Humans are torching the planet at a rate of 16.8 terawatts (16.8 million megajoules per second) [revised October 7, 2007] equivalent to the energy released by detonating 26,636 Hiroshima-sized A-bombs on the planet every day, or 9.73 million bombs throughout 2007.
Unless the global energy consumption is reduced rapidly—by mid 2006—to levels below 60 exajoules (6E+19 joules) annually (this level is about 12.4 percent of global energy consumption in 2005), our studies show that the runaway positive feedback loops that are destroying Earth’s ecosystems including ozone holes, global heating, extreme climatic events, toxic pollution, resources depletion, war, unethical behavior, and disease pandemics would reach the point of no return and overwhelm our life support systems rendering most of our cities uninhabitable by as early as 2015, possibly earlier.
Phase Two: Returning the Land to Nature
Tremendous pressures are being exerted on the planet’s natural resources driving the ecosystems to the verge of collapse. At least 15 of the 24 ecosystems vital for supporting life are collapsing including fresh water, fisheries, air and water purification systems, and the systems that regulate climate, natural hazards, and pests. The MSRB Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN) currently [June 2007] stands at a terminally high level of 171.40 that is 71.4 percent higher than the planet could cope with resulting in the collapse of the population centers possibly by as early as 2015. To relieve some of the pressures, humans must return vast expanses of land (and water) to nature, possibly as much as two-fifth (40 percent) of the world’s land mass. The inhabitant of those areas that are be returned to nature would be relocated to other parts of the world. To reach the 40-percent target, the following selection criteria should be used.
1. Population density. To minimize disruptions to the lives of people who would be relocated, the selection criteria targets countries, states, or regions with low population densities. For example, the combined land area of Canada, Australia and New Zealand constitutes about 11.5 percent of the world land mass, whereas the population of the three countries (less the indigenous peoples) is only about 0.8 percent of the total world population. Furthermore, under Canadian, New Zealand and Australian stewardship the land has been devastated. The systematic genocide of the indigenous peoples in the hands of the non-indigenous population in those countries provides yet another compelling reason for the evacuation.
2. Unethical lifestyles and immoral activities. Countries, states or regions whose inhabitants’ lifestyles or activities (e.g., consuming resources unsustainably, manufacturing weapons, releasing pollutants to the environment…) pose a significant threat to wellbeing of the remaining ecosystems would be targeted for evacuation. The United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, for example, register the world’s highest ecological footprints per capita. Saudi Arabia serves as another egregious example. One of the largest procurers of war materials in the world, the Saudis facilitated the ecocide of Iraq and genocide of Iraqis. It is inconceivable that without the Saudi consent the Iraqi Holocaust could have occurred.