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mass media wants you powerlessDoomsday clock for global market crash strikes one minute to midnight as central banks lose control‘ – Telegraph.

Earth Is Now ‘In The Red’ – We Used Up This Year’s Resources Yesterday‘ – Yahoo News.

Human Beings ‘Could Die Out’ In New Mass Extinction‘ – Yahoo News.

Doomsday clock for global market crash strikes one minute to midnight as central banks lose control.

China currency devaluation signals endgame leaving equity markets free to collapse under the weight of impossible expectations. When the banking crisis crippled global markets seven years ago, central bankers stepped in as lenders of last resort. Profligate private-sector loans were moved on to the public-sector balance sheet and vast money-printing gave the global economy room to heal.

Time (Xetra: 17T.DE – news) is now rapidly running out. From China to Brazil, the central banks have lost control and at the same time the global economy is grinding to a halt. It (Other OTC: ITGL – news) is only a matter of time before stock markets collapse under the weight of their lofty expectations and record valuations…

Telegraph: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/doomsday-clock-global-market-crash-155532714.html

Earth Is Now ‘In The Red’ – We Used Up This Year’s Resources Yesterday.

Every year, ‘Overshoot Day’ comes earlier and earlier. Human beings have just exhausted the planet’s supply of natural resources – meaning we are ‘in the red’ from now on.
Every year, ‘Overshoot Day’ – the point where we go into ecological ‘debt’, in terms of the amount of carbon we emit, and crops we use up – comes earlier. This year, it arrived yesterday [16.08.15] – six years earlier than it did in 2014, according to an estimate by the Global Footprint Network.

The GFN says that our consumption began to exceed the planet’s capacity by the early 1970s – and as the world’s population expands, it has been getting worse each year.
‘Humanity’s carbon footprint alone more than doubled since the early 1970s, when the world went into ecological overshoot.

Yahoo News: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/earth-is-now–in-the-red—-we-used-up-this-year-s-resources-yesterday-124609373.html#EC9peOb

Human Beings ‘Could Die Out’ In New Mass Extinction.

Many scientists believe the next mass extinction event is already underway. Human beings could be wiped out in the next mass extinction on Earth – and our huge numbers won’t save us, scientists believe. Many believe that we are on the brink of a sixth ‘mass extinction’ event – caused not by an asteroid, but by human beings.

Researchers from the University of Leeds analysed fossils from the Jurassic and Triassic periods to see how species were affected by a mass extinction event.  Around 200 million years ago, around 80% of species were wiped out by an event thought to have been triggered by volcanic eruptions and climate change.

Yahoo News: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/human-beings–could-die-out–in-new-mass-extinction-092541078.html#dvlZ2xC

If you look at the rest of this website – http://www.simonmitchell.co.uk – you will see it is not all doom and gloom at all. Seize the day!

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