Ten Billion is a film about us. It's a film about you, your children, your parents, your friends. It's about every one of us. It's about our failure: failure as individuals, the failure of ... See full summary »
The Chief Scientist of Microsoft and his team spent years on this research. Republican Oil Men will try to claim that it's baloney. It's not.
The simple fact is, like China, the current 7.5 Billion of us (Feb 2017) all want the middle- class lifestyle or better. Earth simply does not have enough agricultural land to do this, and we are poisoning and mining the seas at breakneck speed.
Global warming will produce a net loss in arable land, especially in poor countries.
Every single hamburger takes over 600 gallons of water to produce.
Greed is driving the few of us into Ever More false wealth. GREED is a contagious MENTAL ILLNESS. It's why people with a million times as much money as the poor still feel they don't have enough.
Even with totally free energy, and miracle "test tube" food, we simply cannot sustain 9 billion people by 2025. The systems will start to crash, and the rich (think) they will have super- walled communities and private armies to ride out the crash. But this is an illusion.
No man is an island. In a hundred years, all of your descendants will be dead.
But there's a happy ending! ... Once man is mostly gone, nature will heal the planet, and in a few thousand years, it will be mostly healthy again, just missing most of the higher life forms.