Humanity is Reaching its Limits – Oil, Debt, Population, etc.

Humanity is Reaching its Limits – Oil, Debt, Population, etc.

Posted: 24 May 2012 03:37 PM PDT

The world is clearly reaching many limits. This graphic below shows how I see man interacting with natural systems, back before man discovered fire and back before man became intelligent enough to kill off whole species.Figure 1. My view of man’s relationship to natural systems, in the beginning.In these earliest days, human systems were a part of the natural system. Humans behaved like other animals, and fit easily into the natural order. There weren’t many humans–probably under 100,000 total in the whole world.This is the way…

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