Europe’s tech is dead. The US-EU sent all their jobs and tech to Asia. Our rich do not even want to repatriate their profits. So, now Asia’s got our rich me-first boomers who betrayed America for profit.
We have gigantic slow air c-aft carriers and jets so complicated they can’t stay in the air. They have AI scram-jet and submersible drones. They can bypass our massive defenses.
We have debt and wannabe warriors. They have fascist corporate communism. Asia has our jobs, technology and our rich. We have our so-called rights and bullshit.
We may have debt dope and despair, but at least we ship our garbage there. Even if we do call it recycling.
Asia will end life on earth.
Asia’s collapse will be fast and first. This includes the middle east. and India.
We can’t actually build off planet biomes. Or, even earth biomes.
The ozone hole, not the high one in Antarctica, but the lower bigger one, is dissolving into nothingness, at a steadier more importantly critical rate. The earth’s magnetic field is weakening, and the sun is quiet but prone to big hiccups. The net result is more over-exposure to harmful radiation. A weakening magnetic field and lower upper ozone layer will be a double whammy for plants. And toxic ground ozone is killing plants, while the sun cooks them like a microwave. Young people never knew a time when the sun wouldn’t kill you. Plants face increasing toxic ground ozone, depleting sun protective lower stratospheric ozone, and an extreme hydrological cycle. Melting ice and disappearing groundwater will cause more volcanoes which will worsen lower stratospheric ozone deletion.
The new volume of water around the equator is stirring up quake and ash trouble, caused by a minute slowing of earth’s crust as earth looks more like a sideways egg. Permafrost and glacial melt is waking polar volcanoes, while gravity weakens in those regions.
The fact that we are entering magnetic and geologic disruption at the same time as we overheat the oceans is not great to contemplate, because of the positive forcing runaway tipping point effect. Rising waters trigger quakes and volcanoes. So does melting ice. And volcanoes destroy the lower stratospheric ozone layer. Most of the quakes and volcanoes are in SE Asia, near crucial shipping lane choke points. They are sitting on a time bomb. Some of Asia’s mega cities are sinking into the seas because of ground water pumping.
This threatens America’s technical dominance. We build nuclear weapons, they build nuclear power plants. We can’t even build our fancy jets without China’s hi-tech minerals. We can’t win. The whole world doesn’t want us to win. All except Israel and Saudi Arabia ,where they shoot protesters in Gaza, and starve people in Yemen. 80% of Israelis strongly support shooting Gaza protesters. We allow them to do this to protect the almighty petro-dollar, which only serves the super rich.
Volcanoes emit sulphur that destroys lower stratospheric ozone, which is the abundant good kind, while agri-toxic ground ozone (0-10 km) is increasing, which is the bad kind. Plants face both more radiation exposure and toxic ground ozone. Ground ozone is also the 3rd leading green house gas. This is important because emissions leads to melting ice to more ozone to more radiation exposure. Crop shortages are something you will never hear as coffee and chocolate shortages are described as a craze. After oil, coffee is like the next most traded commodity in the world. When you eat cake, you are literally eating orangutans and forest elephants. It’s the same when you drive a diesel car in Europe.
We put all our Amazon eggs in one SE Asian basket, exactly where all the disruption will be. We could lose our AI edge because Asia has the data economies of scale in the new AI cold war.
China can build high speed train tracks at record speeds, while it’s taken 20 years for New York to build one subway track. Asia builds 80% of the world’s solar panels. Asia has the edge in AI data economies of scale. A few years ago, there were some 400 nuclear plants on earth, China will build 400 new nuclear plants before 2050. We can’t afford to shut down our ancient weaponized nuclear plants. We got so much nuclear waste, we put it in bullets and shoot it at people. That’s how fucking evil we are. We do this while protesting nuclear weapons. That’s how ineffectual our ideals have become. I believe that war has corrupted us all. If we can’t stop the killing, we can’t save earth. Let alone ourselves.
A new tax regime of 100% private tax dividends would upend this apple cart. But, no one in the collapse sphere cares. The US has 300 years of power just in nuclear waste. They literally want to bury it somewhere and hope for the best. We are too stupid to live.
There are whole NGO industries out there that suck up donations to anti-nuclear efforts, that’s why NGOs told Hansen to fuck off and die. This is corrupt beyond imagining.