Ecosystems Restoration International
“If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.” (Jacque Yves Cousteau).
“If we do not save the environment, then whatever we do in civil rights will be of no meaning, because then all we will have is the equality of extinction” (James Farmer).
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today” (Ronald Reagan).
“We are running the most dangerous experiment in history right now. It is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe” (Elon Musk).
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you” (Frank Lloyd Wright).
MBET is now developing and implementing an “impossible dream”: restoring complete, vertically integrated ecosystems which have been destroyed by man. “One of humans’ greatest thrills is understanding science and pushing its boundaries” (Bill Gates). In the last fifty years, global warming (and thus ocean warming), pollution, acidification, over-consumption and destruction have lead to the single greatest loss of plants and animal species (land and ocean) in any fifty year period since the asteroid hit Earth 65 million years ago. “Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all previous human history” (Jacque Yves Cousteau). “We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet” (Stephen Hawking). All Earth’s deserts are expanding at the expense of farmland. Coral reefs and shellfish around the world are dying from increased water temperature, acidification, pollution and out of control predators. Diseases caused by insect vectors are spreading into areas never before exposed. Kelp and seaweed forests and their complete ecosystems are vanishing. Land-based forests are shrinking and becoming diseased from burrowing insects that would have otherwise died from the cold of winter. Many forests and tremendous other vegetation are also dying of the lack of water. In general, global warming will exacerbate the extremes: where there is minimal rain, there will be drought; where there is plentiful rain, there will be uncontrollable flooding. These environmental changes are causing overwhelming social upheaval including the loss of farmland in the Middle East and North Africa leading to 60 million refugees struggling to survive. The total human and environmental costs of global warming are beyond comprehension but are defined by a brilliant, comprehensive paper co-authored by the renowned economist and MBET Executive Board Member, Eduardo Schwartz (see Article 1, in the section on MBET Solution for Global Warming). This paper emphasizes the need to start global warming abatement in the next few years to have any chance of climate stabilization. As Albert Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is like feeding the crocodile hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will (Ronald Reagan). MBET has developed a SYSTEM of selective breeding to naturally speed up evolution without DNA manipulation. This system uses hybridization and acclimation of indigenous plant and animal species to balance the otherwise overwhelming deteriorating ecosystems. MBET’s Selective Breeding and Hybridization System is designed not only for plant and animal species to survive but to thrive in the ever increasingly harsh environment. Of course, all efforts (social, political, legal, incentive programs, etc.) must be made to reduce man’s destructiveness. As the comedian and philosopher Will Rogers said: “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” And as the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden said: “Failure is not fated but failure to change might be.”