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Because of the escalating global warming emergency, our organization feels a sense of high urgency to help create more sustainable eco-communities all over the world. These new eco-communities would become multiple sustainable living experiments that would have a much higher likelihood of surviving many of the escalating global challenges humanity faces today. These new eco-communities would also be based upon the universe's most proven principles of successful and sustainable evolution (the Universe Principles.)
The following online booklet will describe the vision, policy, values, structural and procedural details of how these new eco-communities could come into being and function. Please bear with the first few pages. They deal with some very unsettling facts about the escalating global warming emergency as well as the other major global challenges that we ALL now face.
Why New Eco-communities and a New Model is Needed for the Challenges of Today's World?
A new "bigger picture" evolutionary understanding, vision, and vehicle for humanity's ecological, economic, social, and political future are needed because of the rapidly increasing threat to survival from today's escalating global challenges.
The following are the critical regional, national, and global challenges we are already facing at one level or another:
Global Challenge 1: Resolving the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Directly and indirectly, the current COVID-19 pandemic is due in significant part to the loss of natural wild animal habitat caused by global warming and other man-made causes such as eating more wild and not domesticated animals, the exploding and hungry world populations crowding into urban areas, and the overall deterioration of global health services.
If a vaccine is ever found, the COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to go on around the world until mid to late 2021 or even into early 2022 before everyone is vaccinated. If no vaccine is found, like what has happened with AIDS and other viruses over the last 30 years, we will be living with the effects of COVID-19 until a “herd immunity” is developed (if that immunity is even applicable to this virus. A global herd immunity could take as many a 3-7 years to develop.)
Global Challenge 2: increasing global economic instabilities that are leading to regularly reoccurring global and national recessions or depressions over shorter and shorter time periods. (These recessions and depressions are fueled by existing economic weaknesses, lack of financial reserves, huge national deficits, low financial system resilience, and major unexpected shocks or events (like COVID-19,) hitting the global markets and global financial systems.
COVID-19 is predicted to create a global financial recession or depression that could last until late 2022 or until 2025 or as long as 2030. (Ten years for recovery from a COVID-19 global recession or depression is not that long when you consider that ten years is the time it took to recover from the 2008 global banking and housing meltdown and recession.)
Global Challenge 3: an ever-rising over-population, (the Earth has the carrying capacity for about 1 1/2 - 2 billion people. Currently, we are near 8 billion people adding about 130 million additional people each year racing to 9.8 billion by or before 2050. (About 50 million people a year normally die.)
We are way over sustainable population levels already! Future and current generations will suffer unthinkable catastrophes because, as a species, we failed to manage the size of our global population to match the carrying capacity of our global environment and the Earth's available resources.
Please note that as the global population continues to rise, the additional population serves to further amplify and multiply the most harmful consequences of almost all the other global challenges and consequences listed on this page.) One could easily say that overpopulation and its inherent over-consumption beyond our carrying capacity is also a major cause behind today's global warming emergency. (Please click this carrying capacity link to learn more about why this rapidly rising overpopulation challenge is so dangerous.)
Global Challenge 4: rising global resource depletion (aka overshoot) caused by overpopulation, toxic pollution of water, lands, and air, crop failures, overfishing, topsoil loss, resource distribution injustice, and the massive “overconsumption and waste” of the Earth's finite resources. Global resource depletion will significantly increase food shortages and cause soaring food prices leading to more starvation and mass migrations.
If you still do not believe that massive resource depletion and overshoot is a huge soon-arriving problem? Watch this fantastic overshoot video with great graphics and global resource depletion amounts and time frames in simple illustrations by Hugh Montgomery, a noted English professor. (We strongly recommend you watch this video for all of the food and non-food resources that are in accelerating depletion peril. [Forward the video to the 10 minutes and 30-second mark to begin watching Hugh Montgomery's compelling graphic presentation.])
Global Challenge 5: escalating pollution of all kinds. Ongoing and accelerating pollution kills crops, fish stocks, and poisons our air, water, and soil creating and accelerating all types of global health, social, and economic problems.
Global Challenge 6: loss of biodiversity (due to ongoing and accelerating loss of natural habitat due to overpopulation, global warming, pollution, etc.)
Global Challenge 7: growing economic inequality, injustice, and poverty. Today less than 1% of the world's population owns more than 50% of all wealth. Over for the last several decades, this ownership percentage continues to grow in favor of the wealthy.
Growing economic inequality and poverty always increase food shortages and often cause food prices to soar leading once again to more starvation and mass migrations. This year (2020,) 130 million people are lacking adequate food and could starve to death. COVID-19 is expected to double that number of the next few years. Over the following decades, global warming consequences will raise that number into the hundreds of millions eventually rising well past a billion.)
Global Challenge 8: escalating regional and international terrorism, conflicts, and war. While COVID-19 has temporarily slowed some regional and national conflicts, expect these conflicts to increase in intensity, frequency, and scale once COVID-19 is brought under control. The world still faces all of the other global challenges on this page getting worse and being mostly unresolved. Global nuclear war is still a very real threat as all of the challenges on this page get worse.
Global Challenge 9: Escalating mass migrations, political and economic instability, increasing terrorism, conflicts, and war plus global warming and many of the other listed global challenges on this page will both create and expand sudden, massive migrations of millions then billions of people. During this phase, as the listed global challenges on this page intensify, various stronger governments will order precautionary evacuations to limit casualties and losses from their most vulnerable areas. Before 2030 because of global warming alone, the world will see hundreds of millions of climagees (climate refugees.)
Global Challenge 10: new COVID-19 like pandemics could reoccur every decade as well as other new and old disease epidemics. This is due to global warming melting of the permafrost, loss of natural animal habitat, eating more wild animals, overcrowding, less resilient health systems, mass migrations, wars and conflicts, and many of the other challenges and consequences listed on this page.
Because of accelerating global warming emergency, more COVID-19 type global pandemics could come as often as every decade. The AIDS virus became widespread in the late 1970’s, the SARS virus in 2003, the MERS virus in 2012, and the Ebola virus in 2013. Click here for exactly how escalating global warming may begin producing COVID-19 like pandemics every decade.
Global Challenge 11: political instability and collapsing governments. Fueled by existing internal and external conflicts, soaring deficits, and the intensifying global challenges listed on this page, poorly managed nations with weak economies and low existing resilience will fall first. In 2020 we already see numerous countries on the verge of economic or political collapse. As the increased stresses of these listed global challenges continue to increase upon already weakened nations, more nations will steadily collapse.
Global Challenge 12: Failing to evolve effective global governance with the needed legislative, judicial, and enforceable executive powers to solve global challenges that cross national borders. If you think about it carefully, you will discover that this global challenge (and critical evolutionary failure,) of having no unified or truly effective global governance, IS one of the single biggest reasons and core structural causes for why most of our other global challenges have not yet been resolved or, continue to exist. The evolutionary absence of effective global governance alone acts to facilitate, escalate, or enable almost all of the other global challenges that we currently face. And finally last, but far from least,
Global Challenge 13: The accelerating global warming emergency. This global warming emergency is causing escalating desertification, sea-level rise, flooding, deforestation, reef collapse, droughts, wildfires, extreme storms, and the spread of diseases through epidemics and pandemics. All of these global warming specific consequences are increasing scale, severity, and frequency as our average global temperature continues to rise.
Accelerating global warming was listed last because, currently, it is the single greatest disruptor and global threat multiplier of the 21st century. It can directly or indirectly significantly amplify and multiply the adverse consequences of almost every other global challenge listed on this page. Our global warming emergency of itself, if not resolved soon, will cause the deaths of as much as 70-90% of humanity within as little as the next 30-50 years. Worse yet, before 2050 we will also cross several extinction-evoking global warming tipping points (described here.)
Global warming is very bad for the world's economy. The rising consequences of the global warming emergency will consume larger and larger percentages of every nations Gross Domestic Productivity (GDP.)
As global warming reaches its later Climageddon Scenario phases, it will become more likely that we will destroy ourselves in a massive war or nuclear conflict over the remaining resources or global warming safer lands.
(To get the details of just how bad the global warming emergency really is, click here. To avoid global warming extinction we must meet the very difficult 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets found here. Our current out of control global warming has a precise definition. Click here after you have read all of the other six challenges listed below to see what it means to your future safety and finances.)
Only One Global Challenge above is the Single Most Dangerous
Excluding the challenge of having no real global government (which is an evolutionary, structural, and developmental issue) and immediate global thermonuclear war, out of control global warming is the single most dangerous challenge. It is the most dangerous challenge because:
a.) It is an immediate security threat already unfolding. It is causing substantial global problems right now and, it is rapidly growing toward crossing more known and unknown extinction-evoking tipping points, which have made global warming currently all but out of our control. It will end most of the human species within our lifetimes if we do not act soon. (This article discusses most of the known and unknown climate tipping points. Also, see this new article on the global warming emergency that has been read over 900,000 times.)
b.) it is the largest single threat and risk multiplier and amplifier of the already huge problems caused by most of the other listed global challenges above!
c.) It is also the most immediate and probable meta-trigger for the growing possibility of a chain reaction of whipsawing and simultaneous ecological, economic, social, and political catastrophes and converging mass system collapses involving directly or indirectly most of the other greatest global challenges listed above. (See the Climageddon Scenario.)
d.) Even though things currently may be going well in your local or national area, because of the escalating and multiple consequences of out of control global warming, it can be said that overall, we are now going through a natural evolutionary regression period. This regression involves the continual worsening of most of our greatest global challenges towards an eventual catastrophic convergence and a great convergence and collapse. It is this process that will eventually destabilize most of our current local, regional, and national areas and systems.
"Other than immediate thermonuclear war, out of control global warming IS THE most likely catalytic source for what will most likely turn out to be the greatest tragedy in all of human history! No existing emergency preparedness program, government, NGO or international organization is even remotely close to being prepared for, or capable of recovering from the large scale convergence, whipsawing, and amplification of almost all of Earth's greatest global challenges fueled and accelerated by the keystone threat multiplier of out of control global warming. This convergence of global challenges is the 'perfect storm of perfect storms' and the most likely death spiral initiator for the human species within our lifetimes." --Lawrence Wollersheim
Because of the crisis-level global challenges listed above our organization is acting with a high sense of urgency to:
- Educate those who will listen to an overview of the tremendous and time-critical global challenges before us.
- Offer a new perspective on these critical global challenges.
- Offer a new vision from which more effective solutions can be executed. And finally,
- Offer a fallback position or Plan B that will allow many of us to survive in case we fail to resolve the above global challenges in time and the world suffers a mass die-off and extinction event.
Any one of the above current regional, national and global challenges, by themselves, is capable of creating a local, regional, national or global emergency of an unprecedented scale and is good enough reason to be prepared for what is coming! Additionally, our older less evolved tools, systems, and structures are simply no longer working well enough for humanity or the planet to cope with these challenges.
Consequently, the current well-being and survival of humanity itself is in peril. We need to immediately begin experimenting and implementing new more effective structures, systems, and tools!
"There are many warnings in our ecological, economic, social, and political systems that another natural evolutionary retrogression may take place." Lawrence Wollersheim
Within the Universe Spirit community, we view the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview as our best science-grounded system, structure, tool, and new model. This new worldview will help us make the life-critical systemic and structural improvements or the other re-alignments in our lives and livelihoods that are urgently needed for the difficult future we all now face.
This new Universe Evolutionary Worldview provides the next logical evolutionary design, structural alternative, and advance beyond the current vision of our societies and their current life systems. It also offers an amazing vision and new toolset for evolving life toward more meaningful, sustainable, and happy living based on:
a.) evolution science,
b.) enlightened consumerism,
c.) minimal waste and pollution,
d.) a new cooperative triple bottom line for sustainable profit (for all stakeholders, the community and the environment,) and,
e.) the creation of a satisfying and sustainable prosperity and the truth we are all living in an interconnected and interdependent union whether we know it or not.
And finally, if you do not feel some level of agreement with the proceeding perspectives or feel some intuitive congruence with the high urgency for building many new eco-communities as potentially well-suited survivors of any emergency or crisis we must endure, please continue onto the later pages of this booklet. There are many other important reasons for building these new eco-communities at this time besides preparing for possible global or regional emergencies.
The links below or to the left and right on subsequent pages will take you to the rest of the Universe Community online booklet. The pages of this booklet contain important new information on the global warming emergency and the details and benefits of the Universe Spirit Community, how it works, how to join etc.
There are 10 pages in this online booklet.