Population

Earth has too many humans. Earth is a tiny ball in space with finite resources. It has finite oil, finite water, finite, arable land and finite clean breathable air. If you check the population curve, you will know for certain that the world is now overcrowded. Every single living human being on this planet needs to eat and drink. The food we eat requires fertilizers which comes from oil. The land we clear requires tractors which uses oil to run and requires oil to produce. Even the tires comes is a product of oil from the ground. The food that we keep inside the refrigerator that runs on electricity that comes from the power stations that in turn runs on oil from the ground and sea. The fish that you eat is probably farmed somewhere, maybe in Pulau Ketam. Every living person on Earth competes for the land and air resources, although sometimes this is not clear to see. The rice that we produce in turn would not be enough to feed us in 2015 and beyond and we need to import it from other country. We need more farmers in the country to follow Sekinchan example. Each person requires electricity to live a normal life. With increase in human population, the demand for electricity will grow proportionally. However, our capacity to produce electricity unfortunately does not. Some people have already surmised that peak oil is already here. Oil prices keep going up. Once it reaches a level in which people cannot pay for it, then we will have global depression on an epic scale not see before. The day in which this happen is probably a decade or two decade away, depending on how the Saudis can manage to increase production to increase supply in the market. But when you know the fact that right now, they’re getting their oil from offshore, you will understand that they’re in trouble. Some say we should follow the Cuba model. Why ? Well after the Soviet Union collapse in the early 90s, two countries that depends on oil from Soviet Union, North Korea and Cuba are the worst affected. North Korea choose to do nothing and many suffered and died as a result. Cuba, on the other hand, freed up lands for it’s people to grow their own food and after a few hard years, they managed to grow and eat the food that comes from their own land. They are self sufficient in food production. What can we learn from their lessons ? We will face the same destiny as what the North Koreans and Cubans suffered. One day in the future, oil will be too expensive for us to buy. Once that happens the economy will grind to a halt. This will not happen suddenly in 1 or 2 years but gradually we will see worsening economic conditions due to the fact that businesses can no longer depend on cheap oil to run their industries. If you think food inflation is bad now, wait till you see how much it will cost you for a grain of rice when the scenario erupts. So, what can we do to limit the effects on us, and on our children and grandchildren, our future generation ? Buy cheap agricultural land. Keep stocking up on gold. Instead of buying a new BMW or new bungalow to celebrate your new found wealth, buy cheap land instead. Buy plant seeds that can be used on the land when we need it in the future. Invest in alternative energy. Better still get involved in businesses that provides clean alternative energy. Get involved in businesses that that improve food production, that can improve plant yields. Get started by attending in a local university lecture, course on Agriculture and Food Production. I am not a doomsday scenario type of person. I am a realist. I see what others choose not to see. I hear what others choose to ignore. Statistics does not lie. Physics equation does not lie. Thermodynamics 3 Laws does not lie. We can save our future if not for others, at least for our own generation. It starts now.

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