Critical Overload Threatens Planet
Posted by feww on July 4, 2014
Collapse of Planetary Life Support Systems Accelerates
HIoN skyrockets to yet another new high
The FIRE-EARTH/CASF Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN), an index for calculating the human impact on the planetary life support systems, climbed to a critically high level of 382 this month. In other words, the anthropogenic impact on the living environment exceeded 3.82 times the planet’s diminishing carrying capacity.
- The index is rising exponentially.
- HIoN reached 323 in July 2013 .
- HIoN has risen 97 points, or more than 34 percent, since July 2012 when it reached 285.
- The index was less than 80 in 1960, and rose to about 100 in 1980.
“According to HIoN projections, our cities and population centers could become almost entirely unsustainable by as early as 2015.”
RAPID CHANGE IN PROGRESS!
Tidal Surge of Global Change 28 Times Faster in 21st Century: FIRE-EARTH
FIRE-EARTH Models show the rate of global change has intensified by a factor of at least 28 in the last decade compared with the 1960s.
FIRE-EARTH defines ‘global change’ as the deterioration in the planet’s life-support capacity, caused by large-scale anthropogenic impact, which is leading to a total collapse.
HIoN since End June 2012
- Critical Overload Threatens Planetary Life Support Systems July 6, 2013
- As of end-June 2012, the CASF Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN) was 285 !
- WARNING: RAPID CHANGE IN PROGRESS! July 4, 2012
July 4, 2014 – SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN –
614 Days Left
Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.
Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background
- The First Wave of World’s Collapsing Cities
- Back to the Primordial Future
- The Fate of Energy Dinosaurs
- Mass Die-offs
- 2010 Disasters [Links to 2010 Disaster Calendar]
- Mega Disasters
- 2011 Disaster Calendar
- 2012 Disaster Calendar
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