Our planet can produce food for 10 billion people. However this is not possible, if we keep the current waste of food under capitalism. As long as we continue to waste half of our food before it even reaches the supermarkets, doing intensive agriculture, deforestation, etc… There is just no planet that can sustain so much abuse.
I think it’s mainly due to outsourcing. They de-industrialized themselves and can’t even manufacture enough to supply their own imperialist armies. Europeans have no idea how lucky they are that Russians have so much restraint. If Russia wanted to go all the way to Berlin again, they could and without much effort.
I don’t believe we will se immortality anytime soon. I mean, even if they manage to make your skin look younger, and clone new organs to replace defective ones, what about the brain? It will continue to age and develop more complex problems the older it gets. And even then, if immortality was invented that would raise massive sustainability issues, because of the massive population boom.
I’ve stopped wearing a mask because the government here in Portugal has declared that Covid is now a normal disease. That’s right, if you become infected you have to come to work and there is no isolation anymore. This is irresponsible. So I’m not sure if there’s a point in continuing to wear a mask, since they seem to be actively trying to get everyone infected.
The population will continue to increase, and there isn’t much you can do about it. 10 billion seems to be the new consensus. After that the population will stabilize and will probably start to shrink. So you may as well think of ways to improve our energy efficiency.
There are a lot of places where we are wasting energy needlessly. Transport chains, cars, cities which are built in car-centric ways, overproduction, packaging. If we can fix all of these, I’m sure we’ll have plenty of energy to spare.