This article was written by my friend Dan Henneberger of forty-five years. He is seventeen years older than me. I met him when I was a very young girl in my early twenties. Dan has always been an activist and very passionate about the earth, the environment and life in general.
He use to drive me crazy back in the day; now I know what he meant and now it just might be too late.
Greed, and Corruption. Many of the rich, “I don’t care how much I pollute I need to be rich and richer.
Just two examples are, first: Vladimir Putin, the so-called President of Russia. He and his gang of thieves have lied, cheated, and stolen billions of dollars and killed anyone who got in their way.
They will never give up their oil and gas production or anything else to save the Earth.
The second is Billionaire Koch Brothers Oil Company cheating their workers, cheating the barrels of oil reported to make even more millions and lying about the pollution. They are big polluters. Let the others worry about it. These people and too many like them will never give up their wealth to save Planet Earth.
Let the others clean up the toxic mess we spill. “We will just maybe pay a small fine if they catch us.”
Greed, wealth, power, and so much Corruption… It’s a need for more and more things, homes, and possessions. Nothing else matters, which is causing so much more cheating to make even more money.
Almost all governments are also cheating, stuffing their pockets with millions.
What about our Godly friends?
Well, yes, in Religion, there is also so much greed, lies, and Corruption. They have a great need for wealth and power.
Study their history.
Check out all the Religious wars. Land, power, gold, I need more and more.
The money that the Muslim kings and Princes have, the castles they live in from all their oil, while the people live in shacks.
The Catholic Vatican in Rome has and hides billions of dollars.
I don’t see them giving up their wealth for the betterment of the world.
They just preach it to others. There are many rich religions where the preachers live very luxurious lives and their followers live in poverty.
I don’t see the ruling class living modestly. It is unlikely that the rich will give up their wealth and positions for the good of humanity, or to save the Earth as we know it.
They pay little or NO taxes on anything! No taxes on land, buildings, homes, hidden income, NONE. With their lies and Corruption. They live great comfortable lives and promise that you go to heaven when you die, but be sure to give them your money before you leave, you’ll get a better place if you do.
Government greed and Corruption in all countries is overwhelming. They live in luxury while keeping the people in fear of change. That is the government’s job, to keep the public afraid of all outsiders, of different kinds of government. Don’t change a thing – it could cost you your life. We, the government, will make more weapons to protect you. Keep paying your taxes, keep us in power and wealth, and we will protect you from all the evil out there.
Then we have even more powerful than the government… the rich banks that control most of the world.
They are not about to let anyone change things and cause them to lose any money, power, or control. They are called “The Four Horsemen of Banking”. They are Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo. These bankers also own the major oil companies, which are Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, and Chevron Texaco. Their monopoly over the global economy does not stop at the end of the oil spill. They own most of all international companies.
The names are N.M. Rothschild of London, Rothschild Bank of Berlin, Warburg Bank of Hamburg, Warburg Bank of Amsterdam, Lehman Brothers of New York, Lazard Brothers of Paris, Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York, Israel Moses Seif Bank of Italy, Goldman Sachs of New York and JP Morgan Chase Bank of New York. They also own I would estimate 80% of the food companies. It’s a world monopoly.
These people pretty much own and run the world and pay off government leaders for their benefits. They play a significant role in causing human extinction. It’s not about the environment and human health, it’s about profit, wealth, and control. Feed the people the crap food and keep them stupid and unhealthy, they work for slave wages, and we stay in control. Remember these words: Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely!!
Overpopulation. This is the one that has caused the problem in the first place.
More people more pollution. Some say the population is not increasing. It doesn’t matter, because there are way too many humans now. Mankind is destroying the rainforest at this time. The burning and clearing of it are for growing more foods and raising more beef. Yes, China and India (the most significant polluters) are growing more trees, but still, the destruction goes on and on. The elimination of jungles and other forms of life by humanity is overwhelming.
Humans, like all creatures of the Earth, by a natural biological instinct, need to reproduce to make more of themselves! It is merely part of nature. Great inventions of medicine have kept humans alive longer. We have eliminated almost all highly contagious diseases. It would be sad, but maybe a new, very infectious disease will kill off much of the population and slow down our extinction timeline.
It would be better to slow down our birth rate with birth control, free for all the world, and education along with it. But Religion controls too much of the population, and they are not going to let that happen. They need to increase their flock, for what? For more money, more control, and more power. So population increases might slow down, but for the poor who have no say at all, it will stay the same or increase.
Overpopulation of humans is the primary cause of all the Earth’s problems. A friend of mine’s Mom & Dad had six children. Those children have now added 32 young children to the family. Each will consume more of Earth’s resources, and each will contribute to the pollution of our planet.
Pollution. Who’s going to stop the drug companies, the oil companies, and the pesticide companies from the pollution of the land, air, oceans, everything? Company slogans: “Profit at ANY COST.” They’re making too much money to stop! They are making billions of dollars every year. They knew they were and still are polluting for decades now. Many countries still burn coal. China is building more coal-burning electric power plants. China says they will stop in 20 years. Let the other guy fix it.
Will the next war be with chemicals? Atomic? That should finish things off a little faster.
The pollution is causing domestic animals and farm-raised animals (in reality, farm-raised usually means Factory Raised) chickens, cows, and fish to be full of pesticides and plastics. In much of the oceans, life is dying, and what is left is being overfished.
Trump Administration recently approved Seismic blasting in our oceans. It is well known that Sonar and Seismic Blasting injures marine life, causing deafness and death in whales, dolphins, and other marine life.
The Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant that exploded in 2011 has been storing 1.7 million tons of radioactively contaminated water and plan on releasing it into the Pacific Ocean in the year 2020. They said they would do it after the Olympics. They don’t want protesters at that time. I’m sure this will cause mutations of all sea life, cancer, death, and illness of all who eat it. The warming waters on the California Coast are causing the kelp to die.
More great news… Because countries are running out of gold, silver, and minerals for electronics, the plan now is to divide up the oceans and drag the bottoms for the resources. That should kill off more life in the seas. What the hell, it’s dying now anyway! It will be just a little faster.
To feed the overpopulation, you need to kill the insects with pesticides to save crops. When they kill them, it kills the good bugs and poisons the birds along with it. There are better ways, more natural ways, but this is cheaper and easier and a lot more money to be made.
We are losing so many birds and other animals to extinction, almost all caused by humanity. They controlled the bugs naturally. In Thailand and many so-called third world countries, the fishermen, instead of using nets or lines to catch fish, are now using explosives. It kills all living things in the area of the explosion. They are killing their future source of food. But it’s faster, easier, just selfishness and greed. It continues even though the fish they will eat is most likely full of contamination and micro-plastics.
Aquifers throughout the world are pumping the Earth dry, which is causing the land to sink and dry out.
Also, they are fracking for oil and gas by pushing water down, and what comes up is polluted with radioactive brine, which is causing cancer and other illnesses.
Oil spills and chemical spills all over the Earth leave the lands unusable. To clean it up is very costly, and then where do you put it?
Nature on this Earth is a delicate balance. It renews itself in time, but Earth can’t keep up with the tremendous amounts of pollution from humans!
Plastics. The overwhelming problems from plastics are being felt worldwide. Scientists tell us that by 2030 there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish! Most everything made today has plastic in it.
Can humans live without it? I don’t think so. Plastic waste from the U.S., Australia, and many countries were going to China for recycling, but no longer. How much of it can be recycled?
Fictitious companies are created to recycle plastics from the U.S., Canada, and other countries. It’s going to some Indonesian countries. They take the plastics, you pay them to recycle it and they do nothing with it but let it pile up. They hide it among the trees and slowly it falls apart and blows away to the sea. China, Indonesia, and India are very big polluters. The more countries develop the more pollution they cause. But it really doesn’t matter where it’s coming from. It’s causing massive problems impacting our entire planet.
Plankton is the beginning of life for the seas, which is mixed with tiny plastic particles. They are finding plastic in the deepest parts of the ocean. The fish are eating and passing it on to the larger fish that eat them, and it goes on to all ocean creatures. We have plastic inside our bodies now.
Micro-plastics are in fish, chicken, dairy, and meats that we all eat.
Plastic is in bottled water. It’s in cosmetics and toothpaste.
It’s in many household products. It’s in so many products it’s hard to believe just how many. Plastic has PCBs and other toxic chemicals in it that leach out. What is it doing to life on Earth? So much of this is contributing to dying off from cancers and many other diseases.
Add to this the many chemical spills and accidents in the air, water, and land. It’s only sometimes on the news. Why isn’t it in the news more often? Who owns the news media? The big corporations that only allow the story they want you to know. The News media was supposed to be independent with no advertising. Are most of the real news kept from you? That answer is YES, and we can thank the Reagan for vetoing the Fairness in Broadcasting Act.
Some say Climate change will cause human extinction. It doesn’t matter if it gets hotter or colder. I think we will destroy ourselves along with climate change. Climate change will help spread the pollution much faster and with a shortened timeline to human extinction. Some are saying that the magnetic poles are moving causing the climate change problem. Others say follow the history of hot and cold weather and that we are going into a cold spell for many years. One chart stated that every 172 years, the Earth gets much colder and dryer weather. If that is the case, why is so much polar ice melting and causing the oceans to rise?
The state of Florida around the Miami area is building sea walls now because, at high tide, the streets are flooding. New York is now planning sea walls around the city. In Venice, Italy, there are videos of people swimming in the streets around the central plaza. People living on islands are moving to higher grounds where possible, others leaving.
This news doesn’t matter; it won’t change anything, just make it worse!
Humans are advancing in technology very fast, with some amazing things being discovered and invented, but will it be fast enough to save us along with the Earth, as we know it? I would love to say yes, but I just don’t see it. That would take total cooperation of world governments, scientists, corporations, and individuals. It would mean sharing all the advancements and technologies to solve these problems. You know that is not going to happen because the powers around the world don’t get along with each other, never did, never will.
They cheat, lie, and deceive even on the promises made. They will only attempt to fix things when it is too late.
There will be and currently are some multimillionaires who build small communities underground. Some may build domes over their living areas or some other protection. Some isolated locations will survive for a little longer, but will also die off because the world’s nuclear power plants will be failing.
Without humans to control them, most nuclear plants will be exploding, melting down, leaking radiation, spreading illnesses, cancer, and death over the Earth.
I would love for this to be a warning to humanity to change things quickly— hoping there is a possible chance we can save the Earth, our precious planet.
Many people have written predictions about what is going to happen if we don’t change things.
Many do not like what I have written.
When I posted this on Quora, my article was removed, and I’m warned to stop.
I believe it’s because I identified those who are mostly responsible, those who contributed the most substantial burden in their contribution to these atrocities.
I believe the Earth will evolve, living with different forms of life in a million years or so. I’d like to think it would be a happier, healthier, and more beautiful place without Corruption, pollution, overpopulation, and war.
Like a dog shaking off a bad case of fleas! Honestly,
I hope it won’t end up like some scientists say, “Earth will become like Venus…. Extremely hot, dry, and mostly dead.
Written by Dan Henneberger