Global Risks, per World Economic Forum
Failure on Climate Change and Extreme Weather are highlighted next.
Correlations in Population, Energy, Carbon and Temperature
In 1950 World Population had just passed 2.5 billion people. And it has been screaming upward ever since. There is a remarkable similarity to be seen in World Energy consumption, Carbon Dioxide creation and Temperature increase over time. Everything goes crazy after 1950. Sources and larger graphs are provided below.
There are ethical ways to deal with population, like education.
- Population spikes from 2.6 B in 1950 to 7 Billion in 2010
- Energy use skyrockets from 1950 onward, as does CO2
- Global Temperature follows upward in 1975
Larger graphs are shown below for the population, energy, CO2 and air temperature data. Sources are listed at the end of the charts. Explanations are given on population, energy & carbon and climate pages.
Climate & Hurricanes
What follows rapid temperature change?
Doubling of Hurricanes:
A Fragile Earth: – One of the reasons the planet is so fragile is the thin layer of air / atmosphere that covers the world:
Overlap of this Website with Global Risks.
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Larger versions of the graphs introduced at the top of the page. See individual pages on these topics for more explanations. Source links for this data are provided below.
It is hard to look at these charts together and wonder why there are those who do not believe in climate change, or do not think that sky rocketing population has something to do with it. Education can provide the ethical kind of population management needed to help with solutions. Sources of data:
- Population – multiple sources
- Energy – Our Finite World
- CO2 – CDIAC – Carbon Dioxide Info Analysis Center
- Temperatures – CRU – Climate Research Unit,
University of East Anglia
- Carbon Dioxide (CO-2) level.
Spiking patterns of resource usage are seen in the WWF – World Wildlife Foundation for Nature – “2016 Living Planet Report”. © 2016 WWF. The effect is called the “Great Acceleration”. You can find a copy of this great report by WFF and collaborator GFN at the Global Footprint Networks website: GFN – Resources / Publications page.
Accelerated resource use follows acceleration in population.
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Impact of a 7 deg F Increase in average US temperature
From an article in the Rolling Stone, about the book “FALTER – Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?”, by Bill McKibben:
A (seven-degree Farenheit) increase — which is where our current trajectory will take us — would cut the (US corn) crop almost in half. The United States is the world’s largest producer of corn, which in turn is the planet’s most widely grown crop.