The Stuff Of Life – Primary Materials

Primary materials are the earth’s natural resources like fossil fuels, metal ores, non-metallic minerals, food and water, which is just about everything you see, touch or feel as finished products. Some may have stricter definitions, but I ain’t some.
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In 1970, humans processed 22 billion tons of primary materials.
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In 2010, humans processed 70 billion tons of primary materials.
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In 2050, humans will need 180 billion tons of primary materials.
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Primary materials consume 80% of total world energy demand as finished products.
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World electrical grid production consumes just 20% of total world demand.
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This means emissions from 80% of our energy use have to more than double to meet projected primary material demand.
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While it will take 50 years to switch electrical grid production to 100% renewable energy.
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100% renewable electrical energy will only stop 20% of our emissions.
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But, we will run out of soil and water before we reach 100% renewable electric grid production.
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The tropics, which are 50% of earth, will suffer permanent catastrophic damage by 2020.
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 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/climate-catastrophe-to-hi_b_4089746.html
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Moderate climates north of the tropics will suffer water and food shortages by 2020.
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Experts predict that world food shortages will be intensify between 2030 – 2040.
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If you are playing Pokémon Go, stop and think about it. Get some emergency food buckets, at least, and plan on moving north.
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