Renaming H.Sapiens. Julian Cribb, FTSE ANU Emeritus Faculty October 24, 2012. Linnaeus. Carle von Linné (Linnaeus) 1707-78 ‘Father of Taxonomy’ Systema Naturae 1735 proposes bionomial classification system Names H. sapiens, 1758, in ‘ anthropomorpha ’. A new name?. Extinctions.
Julian Cribb, FTSE
ANU Emeritus Faculty
October 24, 2012
Global carbon emissions now tracking A1F1 (high) scenario
“The Earth is losing topsoil at a rate of 75 to 100 GT. per year. If soil loss continues at present rates, it is estimated that there is only another 48 years of topsoil left.”
- Marler & Wallin, Nutrition Security Institute, USA, 2006
Source: USDA, NYT
“Current estimates indicate we will not have enough water to feed ourselves in 25 years time...”
– Colin Chartres, IWMI
Peak oil 2006
Peak Fish 2004
Peak P 2030-40?
Forest loss: 6.4mha/yr
Source: GFN 2012
The main instrument of destruction is something which does not exist in the natural World, and now mostly consists of electrons.
Money is a figment of the human imagination.
If we run short of money we simply create more (=GFC).
We are trading things that are real and finite – eg soil, water, natural resources, species and atmosphere – for something which is unreal and infinite: money.
Source: Rockstrom et al. 2009
Global food demand
She’ll be right, mate!