“The difficult part of this is at least until now, certainly we have had a sufficient reservoir of natural resources, intellectual capacity to adapt, you name it, so we have stayed on the front side of that curve, for the most part, as a planet. But what happens when you put a financial crisis with a climate problem; with a weapon of mass destruction? Do you get to the point where you are at the so-called Tipping Point? Where is that tipping point? How close are we today versus our ability to adapt? ….. So for me, in my career, we’ve gone from worrying about the potential of losing a nation state to a war; to the so-called cold war of Mutual Assured Destruction; to a world today, where unfortunately today in forums like these we hear the words ‘species ending’.” — General James Cartwright, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff: Leading Organizational Changes to Meet New Challenges; John Hopkins: Carey Business School: Leaders and Legends; 16 October 2008.
There are places in Russia between 1995 and 2005 where we saw as high as 65% [starvation dieoff] decline in population [due to Soviet Union economic collapse] – [EoP Amended] James Cartwright, Leaders & Legends; 16 October 2008 – JHU Carey Business
James E Cartwright: As I look at this room another demographic that we watch and worry over a little a bit is — I call it – testosterone demographic, but its the 18 to 25 year old males. Follow that demographic and you will find conflict. – James Cartwright, Leaders & Legends; 16 October 2008 – JHU Carey Business.
James Cartwright: Testosterone Demographic Conflict: General James Cartwright, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff: Leading Organizational Challenges to Meet New Challenges: John Hopkins: Carey Business School: Leaders and Legends: 16 October 2008 – JHU Carey Business. Other Cartwright speeches that make reference to testosterone demographic, resource depletion and conflict:2015 Legislative Conference; Leveraging the Internet of Things for a more Efficient and Effective Military.
Population Growth Terrorism and Resource War Conflict Reports: Population Action International Report & Dept of Defense Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap. More goverment reports explicitly clarifying the role of overpopulation and consumption as sources of resource depletion and conflict are available at: Military Gospel According to Homer Lea.
Planet Earth the Challenges: Don’t recall original military report source of infographic. Unable to find original source.
Limits to — Economic & Population — Growth Tipping Points: Originally published in Limits to Growth by Meadows et al; updated in The Thirty Year Update. – Donella Meadows Institute. Citizen Action Monitor: Its too late for sustainable development – Dennis Meadows explains why; The Energy Standard: Dennis Meadows on Limits to Growth and Solving Problems.
Limits to Growth: Mathew Simmons Review: Great Change: Revisiting The Limits to Growth: Could The Club of Rome Have Been Correct, After All? by Matthew Simmons. Matthew Simmons was founder of Simmons Intnl worlds largest energy investment bank; a member of Dick Cheney’s Energy Task Force which was extensively interested in Iraqi oil fields; outspoken about causes of the 2003 North East blackout; whose thoughts on the economic collapse of world economy from peak oil is detailed in Peak Oil documentaries: Crude Impact: Trailer; A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash:Trailer.
Limits to Growth: Articles: Zero Hedge: Guest Post: Limits to Growth – At Our Doorstep, But Not Recognized by Gail Tverberg; Hit the Nail on the Top: The Future of Our World; Montana Univ: Environmental Geology: Limits to Growth powerpoint; Energy Collective: Overview of WiP Energy Modelling Problem.
Population Decline: Paul Chefurka: The Population Elephant in the Room: includes A Simple Model of Population Decline that addresses different issues of: Parameters,When Will The Decline Start?, How Much Control Will We Have?, How Many People Will Be Left?, concluding with among others: “The final graph is the outcome of the full simulation. It starts from our current population and shows the combined effects of a declining net birth rate and the excess death rate due to falling carrying capacity as described above. The goal of the model has been met: it has achieved a sustainable world population of one billion by the year 2082. The human cost of such an involuntary population rebalancing is, of course, horrific. Based on this model we would experience an average excess death rate of 100 million per year every year for the next 75 years to achieve our target population of one billion by 2082. The peak excess death rate would happen in about 20 years, and would be about 200 million that year. To put this in perspective, WWII caused an excess death rate of only 10 million per year for only six years..”
Ecology of Peace De-industrialization and Depopulation: EoP submissions regarding orderly and humane deindustrialization and de-population; can be found at among others: EoP NWO Social Contract Options; EoP Ft Bragg: Revolution in Military Ethics: Defining just and unjust actions in war and military conflict: the operative question: Whom should the military kill? Who should be removed from the planetary genepool, how should they be removed, how many should be removed, by whom and when should they be removed?