Posted by edro on September 26th, 2007
An Urgent Call to Action: Stop Omnicide Campaign
The Management School of Restorative Business (MSRB) and Creating A sustainable Future (CASF) are launching a campaign to stop omnicide-the killing of everything. The campaign is about the realization that the wide-scale collapse of Earth’s ecosystem that is currently occurring will lead to the extinction of humans as well as other species in a very short time, unless the trend is halted.
We believe that concerned individuals could, even at this late hour, cause a major paradigm shift in the “goals,” perceived values and direction of civilization steering humanity away from certain extinction and help save a fragment of the future for the next generations.
The Campaign Team invites you to participate in the Stop Omnicide Campaign. Please post your comments and suggestions and let us know how you could help publicize the campaign.
Omnicide – the killing of everything
Humanoids are torching the planet at a rate of 16.83 terawatts (16.83 million megajoules per second), equivalent to the energy released by detonating about 26,640 Hiroshima-sized A-bombs each day—or 9.73 million bombs throughout 2007.
Marsification of Earth
We may never ascertain with any degree of certainty whether Mars was once a living planet, teeming with life like her ’sister’ planet, Earth. If indeed there was life on Mars, how did it end? By how long, if any, did the most aggressive group within her dominant species outlast the others before they became extinct? How did the last 10 years unfold on Mars?
Make no mistake: The ‘Marsification’ of our planet Earth is well underway. As we drive our planet toward omnicide, we pull the manmade mask of death unceremoniously over her face. The look on her face would probably be not unlike the cold, silent glare of her lifeless sister Mars.
1. A small band of evil International gangsters, that controls the world’s banking system and money supply, education and the news media, corrupt judges, politicians, policymakers, and large mindless military forces armed with weapons of mass destruction, are driving the world to the brink of imminent collapse with total disregard for the sanctity of life.
2. Having blocked all sustainable economic, social and political models, the system of political economy and the exponential growth culture are accelerating the Earth’s life-support systems (ecosystems) to the verge of imminent collapse. It takes only a fractional increase in humans’ ecological footprints to destroy life on Earth—a scenario which is unfolding before our eyes.
The Old Riddle
The famous French riddle for children describes the collapse: We have a pond on which water lilies grow doubling in number everyday. It takes 30 days for the lilies to cover the pond completely and suffocate the fish and other life forms in the water.
On what day do we forfeit our last chance to react? The answer, of course, is the 29th day. The following day, the 30th day, the lilies completely cover the pond.
Exponential systems do not allow much reaction time. The problem may not seem strikingly obvious for a long time. As late as the 24th day the lilies cover only 1/64th of the pond and on the 25th day 1/32nd, a seemingly insignificant portion of the pond. Even on the 29th day one-half of the pond looks deceptively safe.
We have now reached the final hour in the ‘29th day.’ Our exponentially growing ecological footprint has pushed at least 15 of the 24 ecosystems (about 2/3 of all ecosystems) vital for supporting life to the verge of collapse including fresh water, fisheries, air and water purification systems, and the systems that regulate climate, natural hazards, and pests.
This is our last chance to react. Tomorrow, the 30th day, the ‘lilies’ would cover our ‘pond’ completely and choke us all to death.
Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN) [Click here for March 2008 Update]
As of March 2007, the MSRB Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN), an index for calculating the full impact of human consumption and activities on the Earth’s life support systems, stands at a terminally high level of 171.40. That is, the full human impact including his ecological footprint and the damage inflicted on the living environment by his activities in the 12-month period ending March 2007 was 71.4 percent higher than the planet in its current state can cope with.
According to HIoN projections, by as early as 2015, our cities and population centers would become mostly unsustainable.
There is no polite way of saying that we are devouring our children. To prevent omnicide, humans must reduce their energy consumption to about 60EJ/year (60 billion gigajoules/year).
Let us give life a chance. Let us start restoring the dying ecosystems where possible. Perhaps we could save a segment of the future for a small number of our children instead of devouring all of the future generations.
Stop Omnicide Campaign! is commencing. Email Campaign for details of how you can join in the activities.
The mechanisms by which humans are causing the wholesale destruction of life on Earth:
1. Destroying the atmosphere. Human activity is responsible for ozone depletion (ozone holes). Ozone depletion is exposing the biosphere to higher levels of UV radiation (UVA and UVB) that reach the Earth’s surface and pose the biggest threat to life-support mechanism, the already collapsing ecosystems. [Worst affected areas: New Zealand , Australia , tip of S. America; and by 2009 Canada , northeast US, northern Europe, northeast China and northern Japan .)
2. Consuming excessive energy. All human activities require the conversion and consumption of energy. The rate of conversion/consumption of energy is directly proportional to the poisoning of our biosphere. The more energy converted and consumed, the more toxic substances released into the biosphere. In most cases where the damage to life support systems is already extensive, the destruction of ecosystems increases exponentially against any linear increase in human activity.
3. Polluting the air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil we eat. Pumping toxic substances (industrial, agricultural and municipal) including NOX, SOX, heavy metals, chemicals, petrochemicals, biological and radionuclide poisons other synthetic poisons, pollutants, and heat into the biosphere is creating a terminal toxic syndrome on Earth.
4. Depleting the supplies of fresh water. Humans are interfering with the hydro cycle by squandering large quantities of freshwater, depleting the water supplies and preventing aquifers from recharging. Water that naturally seeps through the ground to restore the aquifers is instead diverted through roads, roofs, ducts and canals causing flash floods and surface run-off.
5. Transforming our planet into a barren desert (Desertification). Human activities are causing desertification or the degradation of land in vast areas of our planet causing loss of biodiversity and loss of productive capacity. The demand to grow more crops and graze more animals is increasing the rate of desertification exponentially. Each year desertification claims about six million hectares of productive land, an area nearly the size of West Virginia . Land degradation affects about 2 billion hectares of land in more than 110 countries, with arable land being lost at 30-40 times the historic rate.
6. Producing acid rain. Acid rain is a serious environmental problem that affects most of the industrialized world, as well as other regions. Acid rain contributes to acidification of rivers, streams and lakes killing fish and other marine creatures. Acid rain also causes forest damage, accelerates weathering in carbonate rocks and hastens building weathering.
7. Depleting the natural resources. Human consumption of natural resources already exceeds the planet’s productive capacity depleting the Earth’s natural capital rapidly [see HIoN above.] Increasingly, more lives would be lost due to food, water and energy scarcity.
8. Heating the earth (releasing excessive greenhouse gases in the atmosphere). Large volumes of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses and pollutants released from the excessive consumption of fossil fuels are cooking our planet melting glaciers and ice contributing to the rise in sea levels.
9. Increasing the size, number, and intensity of dead zones. The application of vast quantities of fertilizers to agricultural land each year corresponds to the increase of dead zones in the coastal waters killing off fish, other marine creatures and aquatic living systems. [Worst affected areas: seas of Europe, east coast of the United States and large areas off the coasts of New Zealand , Australia , China …]
10. Driving the ecosystems to the verge of imminent collapse. Our exponentially growing ecological footprint has pushed at least 15 of the 24 ecosystems (about 2/3 of all ecosystems) vital for supporting life to the verge of collapse including fresh water, fisheries, air and water purification systems, and the systems that regulate climate, natural hazards, and pests.
11. Interfering with the nature’s reproductive cycles. It is becoming increasingly evident that the genetic engineering technology is intrinsically unsafe and unreliable both in agriculture and in medicine. From the purely social and political viewpoints, the dangers of genetic engineering include increased economic inequality and totalitarian control over the populace via large-scale eugenic programs.
12. Promoting the spread of virulent disease pandemics. The weakened ecosystems are increasingly less effective in preventing disease. Unstoppable disease pandemics (both natural and manmade) would be a serious threat to humans and other animals.
13. Contributing to the extremes of climatic conditions. Exacerbated by Global Heating and failing ecosystems, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, extreme rain events… will pose serious threat to the safety of humans and other life forms.
14. Clear cutting our forests (deforestation). About 13 million hectares of the world’s forests are lost due to deforestation each year. Although, the net rate of forest loss is reduced by plantation of new forests natural expansion of existing forests, this comes as no consolation to possibly as many as 27,000 species that inhabit the “old” forests. The global net loss of forest cover (natural forests and plantations) was about 125.5 million hectares between 1990 to 2005 an area 3 times the size of California . This represents an average net loss of about 8.4 million hectares each year during the reported period.
15. Transforming planet Earth into a gigantic landfill. Each year we are converting about 60 trillion pounds of materials to garbage. As we continue to stuff our planet with more garbage, the landfills rapidly engulf us. Meanwhile, the human and wildlife habitats keep on shrinking.
16. Manufacturing weapons. The so-called Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and the “Big Money” racketeers that own or control them are the largest and the most powerful terrorist organization in the world. In the last two generations alone, their nefarious weapons have killed more people than were ever slaughtered in the previous 5,700 years of recorded history.
17. Waging wars. The psychopathology of predatory mutant humanoids, HIVE, is geared on the annihilation of most life forms on Earth, even at the cost of wholesale destruction of the planet’s ecosystem. This creates ideal opportunities for the arms trade. The war racketeers profit from selling arms and by waging wars. People pay the ultimate price by sacrificing their old and young.
18. “Profiting” from a predatory economic system. Billions for the banker debt slavery for the people. Capitalism, the cannibalistic system of economy, has transformed Earth from a life base to a ticking time bomb!]
19. Creating social conflicts. Increasingly, social conflicts caused by inequality and uneven distribution of resources would play a major role in undermining the security of the population centers throughout the world.
20. Conducting and condoning unethical behavior. Unsustainable lifestyles, population mobility, overconsumption, and human possessions are overwhelming and destroying the ecosystems.
21. All of the above mechanisms combined!
Stop the Looming Omnicide!
Stop Omnicide Campaign! is commencing. Email MSRB Campaigns for details of how you can join in the activities.
1. The lily pond riddle is also quoted by Donella Meadows in Beyond the Limits.
2. HIVE: The Homo Ignarus Vulgus Exitiabilis. The HIVE genus are the ignorant, destructive mobs comprising mainly of psychopathic men and women. See Stop Burning Earth!
3. A 100-watt light bulb uses 100 joules of energy each second when “on,” or 360,000joules each hour. However to supply the bulb with electricity for an hour, up to four time as much primary energy would be converted, or 1,440,000joules (1.44 megajoules), depending on the fuel type, generator, and distance from the power plant. [cf. The average gallon of gasoline produces about 132 megajoules of heat, or enthalpy-the primary energy being about 161 megajoules.