- Musk tweeted Thursday to his nearly 10 million followers: “The world’s population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care.”
- He was replying to a New Scientist article titled, “The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded.”
When measuring the cost of power it’s important to consider energy density. A soley solar pv panel field or wind farm takes up a lot of space and in most cases this land is now of little value. This is a cost that needs to be calculated and projected into the future. The loss of beauty and damage to natural habitat.
Integrated Solar is built into the structure like roof top solar or hydraulic motors built into the foundations of things to capture wind energy and store it in accumulators for energy storage.
Today, most developing countries that decrease their poverty rates also have increased rates of carbon emissions. In East Asia and the Pacific, the number of people living in extreme poverty declined from 1.1 billion to 161 million between 1981 and 2011—an 85% decrease. In this same time period, the amount of carbon dioxide per capita rose from 2.1 tons per capita to 5.9 tons per capita—a 185% increase.
South Asia saw similar changes during this time frame. As the number of people living in extreme poverty decreased by 30%, the amount of carbon dioxide increased by 204%.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people living in poverty increased by 98% in this thirty-year span, while carbon dioxide per capita decreased by 17%. Given the current energy situation, if sub-Saharan Africans are to escape extreme poverty, they will have to increase their carbon use—unless developed countries step in to offer clean alternatives.
Although there is a sizeable gas stock in Bangladesh, if the current extraction rate continues, this reserve will dry up by 2031 (The Daily Star, 2015). Au contraire, Bangladesh hit an energy mother lode when it won 20,000 square kilometers of natural-gas-rich water line from India in a U.N. territorial arbitration in July 2014 (The Diplomat, 2014). However, this might not bear fruit immediately. Aside the discovered area being highly costly to excavate, Bangladesh government has shown little interest in spending on immediate energy infrastructure. Two bidders from Indian and U.S energy corporations have knocked PetroBangla to operate in this 200 trillion cubic feet gas reserve area. Once ran, this largest supply in the Asia-Pacific will take Bangladesh to a whole new level.
The fast-graying nation also posted a record-low birthrate, as the estimated number of babies born in 2018 dipped to 921,000 — the lowest since records began in 1899 — according to a reportpublished Friday by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Moving the Earth to a circular orbit at that distance requires increasing its orbital energy by about 30%. That would be possible, they say, by changing the orbits of icy bodies in the distant solar system
This article said
Life expectancy in the United States declined again in 2017, the government said Thursday in a bleak series of reports that showed a nation still in the grip of escalating drug and suicide crises.
I wonder what can be done? It went on to say:
The data continued the longest sustained decline in expected life span at birth in a century, an appalling performance not seen in the United States since 1915 through 1918. That four-year period included World War I and a flu pandemic that killed 675,000 people in the United States and perhaps 50 million worldwide.
So models continue to get better. But most climate scientists acknowledge that there are limits: no matter how sophisticated our models become, there will always be an irreducible element of chaos in the earth’s climate system that no supercomputer will ever eliminate.
“The models are getting more accurate in the sense that they simulate many processes more realistically,” explains Reto Knutti, a professor at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science in Zurich who was one of the lead contributors to the Fifth Assessment Report. “But having said that, all of that has not really helped in decreasing the uncertainty in future projections.”
Right now the climate models simplify reality with grid boxes 10 km wide. In order to have models that reflect reality they need to be the size of reality. We would need super quantum computers able to reduce the grid box size to the quantum grid box size. Even if we had these two identical Parrallel realities we still need to deal with chaos, randomness and a butterfly that flaps its wings.
It might be easier to find an identical Earth somewhere in the universe to experiment on?