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  1. Mass Consumption More MoreMore

  2. The Anthropocene • From Hunter-Gatherers to a Global Geophysical Force in just 10,000 years. • Proxy Waveforms for Global Consumerism • 1750 to 2000 Changing "Human Enterprise"Note the Great Acceleration around 1950 in rate changes.

  3. Mass consumption looks like this Economics not sustainability awareness

  4. Ocean Gyres Giant diffuse collection points of the plastic waste of humanity. Takes many years for individual bottle cap to find itself here.

  5. Cheap plastic crap here The WalMart Express

  6. Globalization Wave Form Factor of 10 Growth in just 25 years! This is the principle driver of Climate Change

  7. Global Economic Meltdown  temporary blip

  8. Shipping fleets gear up to serve more and more consumers

  9. Non-Linear Scaling

  10. Crank Turning • Resource Scarcity • Physical limits to per capita resource usage • Increasing Global Inequity This ultimately is our Post WWII consumption legacy and its definitely driving the coming resource shortage - Is this the end state of E? Does E require consumption to reach its principles because increasing prosperity requires increasing consumption?