- Current nitrogen production for fertilizers is necessary for at least 3 billion lives, but not sustainable; so, probiotic methods are being developed.
- Plankton blooms are spreading north into the Arctic at about 1 degree per decade, disrupting ecosystems.
- Ten million hectares of cropland are lost annually from soil erosion even as population increases potentially leaving 2 billion without sufficient nutrition by 2050.
- The world’s billionaires increased their wealth by 20% in 2017 even while the world’s GDP growth is more like 4%. Wealth inequality increases.
Great post 😁
Seeing the phosphate farms in Florida on the news this week made me realize we have as a country gone way too far in maximizing our land economics at the expense of life itself. On the Artic shores, the warm waters will invite expansive use of spas and summer resorts–too bad there aren’t enough billionaires–the only class able to vacation year round–to enjoy the Artic tropics. Then…
When all the commoners starve from lack of land to raise food, what will all the billionaires do when the commoners are wasted away. How will they sustain their piles of ecomonic numbers? Where will they keep them? (Cartoon building in my mind…to bad I’m not an artist!).