Centerpiece for World
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Africa: Centerpiece for World Sustainable Development
Of the 7 continents on planet Earth, the continent of Africa stands alone as the poorest,
most underdeveloped, most environmentally damaged, most diseased, most famine ridden
and most overly exploited area of land in the world.
Africa is the world's second largest and second most populous continent on Earth. As of 2020,
the total population of the continent of Africa was roughly 1.5 billion, acounting for roughly a little under 20 percent of the world's population. Of the 54 countries in Africa, average per capita GDP stood at roughly $2000/year per person.
The continent of Africa is heavily affected by a wide range of environmental issues such as desertification, deforestation, water scarcity (drought), and increasingly, by global climate change. The UN IPCC (Intergovernmntal Panel on Climate Change) has identified Africa as the most vulnerable continent on Earth
suseptible to the current and projected ravages of global climate change.
Africa is the hottest continent on Earth with 60% of its entire landmass consisting of dry lands and desert. Deforestation is affecting Africa at twice the world rate according to UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme). The continent is losing over 4 million hectares of forest per year. Currently, there is a global 1 trillion tree planting campaign in operation to help address the global deforestation problem, as well as sequester excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stabilize the threat of global climate change.
Wangari Mathaai, past recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, sparked the global tree planting effort in her native nation of Kenya years ago and has helped put the continent of Africa on a reforestation/restoration campaign
that is on track to bring sustainability and forest management practices and policies to the African people in the years and decades to come.
Today, Africa remains the world's poorest and least developed continent on Earth. The world's 25 poorest countries are all located in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa is the least successful region in the world in reducing and eliminating poverty with over 50% of its population subsisting on roughly $1.00/day.
AIDS, ebola, malaria, TB, numerous water borne diseases and the dreaded tse-tse fly, have all ravaged the African continent for centuries (if not millenia). Truly, it is high time to bring aid and comfort to the African people by bringing these plagues and scourges under control. Its time to harness the world's genetic, nanotech and biological expertise and skill to help eliminate malaria, for example, from off the face of this planet for all time. Fully funded family planning health services along with a continent wide 1 child per family policy, can help bring overpopulation pressures in Africa down to managable and sustainable levels.
China is now a heavy investor in Africa with billions of yuan in development funds being poured into the continent annually- mostly designed and projected to acquire much needed and scarce mineral resources. The People's Republic of China is now Africa's largest trading partner. The African continent is believed to hold 90% of the world's cobalt, 90% of its platinum, 50% of its gold, 90% of its chromium, 65% of its manganese and 35% of its uranium. The Congo itself is believed to hold 30% of the world's diamond reserves.
Africa must become the premiere centerpiece for world sustainable development. The poorest continent on Earth must become a shining example to the rest of humanity of how successful continental and regional sustainable development policies and projects can become in terms of alleviating poverty and human suffering, providing abundant resources for those in need, as well as preserving and protecting the environmental resource base from which all life ultimately depends.
Since the continent of Africa contains the greatest level of human suffering and deprivation on the planet (as of 2020), its time to turn the landmass, its nations and its people into a bastion of innovation, creativity, novelty, beauty and abundance. The very birthplace of humanity must become a place where international
sustainable development, planet management and the establishment and advancement of a world civilization can take root and flourish.
If any advanced planetary civilization with a centralized world government is ever to arise on Earth in the future, it will be the continent of Africa that will provide the necessary foundation, critical life support and successful sustainable development motif that will be needed to put the human species on the path of evolutionary advancement, planetary survival and our exploration to the stars.
aka- Jonas the Prophet
North American Continent
American Economic Union (AEU)
October 21, 2029