There is an election soon in my province.
I decided to get educated on the choices and read the platforms of all the parties.
Not one party mentions the only issue that matters: human overshoot.
By overshoot I mean the combined and interrelated threats of:
- social unrest and war resulting from the end of economic growth and soon to burst debt and asset bubbles caused by the depletion of affordable fossil energy;
- runaway climate change and resulting disruptions to food production and human habitat;
- unprecedented species extinction and fisheries collapse caused by human overpopulation;
- unsustainable consumption of almost every resource used by humans.
Not one party has population reduction as their top priority.
Not one party even mentions the critical need to reduce our population.
Not one party discusses the need to manage a necessary and unavoidable contraction to our economy.
Not one party mentions the need to live on nature’s interest rather than its capital.
I was planning to vote for the Green party but even they don’t have a clue.
Denial is amazing.