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The severe systemic crises currently facing our planet, and the Rigene Project's plan to solve them

The severe systemic crises currently facing our planet, including the climate, environmental, economic, social, and health crises, demand a unified and collaborative approach from all nations and peoples of the Earth. Fragmented solutions lead to inefficient use of resources, time, and energy, rendering them ineffective in the face of these interconnected and systemic challenges. According the Rigene Project, these crises contribute to and exacerbate conflicts over dwindling resources such as oil, gas, and electricity, as well as scarcity of raw materials. This further results in increasing poverty, disease, pandemics, famine, environmental pollution, extinction of plant and animal species, and destruction of natural ecosystems. To address these issues, a systemic approach is required that can only arise from the unified and synchronous collaboration of all nations and peoples, working together to develop a shared planetary plan. The Rigene Project's plan should harness emerging technological tools (such as the internet, artificial intelligence, bio-artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum-cloud computing, DNA data storage, Hachimoji DNA, blockchain-DLT, virtual reality, etc.) and scientific knowledge to expedite the ongoing digital, ecological, quantum, and biological transition taking place worldwide. This is a vital instrument for resolving the five planetary crises and safeguarding humanity's future. The five planetary systemic crises symbolize the "evil" that threatens to destroy humanity, while unity and synchronous collaboration among the peoples of the Earth (synchronic planetary human collective intelligence) embody the "good" necessary to prevent human extinction. Time is of the essence, as these crises propel us closer to the brink of extinction. The date of February 22, 2022, serves as a symbolic turning point for the peoples of the Earth to decide whether to unite and collaborate synchronously to overcome the "evil" of the five planetary crises. This would involve accelerating the solutions arising from the digital, ecological, quantum, and biological transition processes taking place globally, which have been hindered by the inconsistencies and inefficiencies of fragmented resolution methods. By this date, it is crucial for humanity to choose between the following approaches to avert extinction: Synchronous unity and collaboration (systemic approach): This option would result in a more rapid response to the crises and alleviate the related challenges. Disunity and asynchronous competition (individualistic approach): This choice would lead to a slower response, with a higher likelihood of humanity's extinction. There are many ongoing planetary systemic crises, but some of the most pressing include: Climate change: The Earth's climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, driven by human activities such as burning fossil fuels. This is causing extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and other changes that are having a devastating impact on people and ecosystems around the world. Biodiversity loss: The Earth's biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, driven by habitat loss, overexploitation, and pollution. This is leading to the extinction of species, the disruption of ecosystems, and the loss of essential ecosystem services. Inequality: The gap between the rich and the poor is growing wider, both within and between countries. This is leading to social unrest, political instability, and economic inequality. Poverty: Millions of people around the world live in poverty, without access to basic necessities such as food, water, and shelter. This is a major obstacle to development and progress. Conflict: There are many ongoing conflicts around the world, caused by factors such as poverty, inequality, and political instability. These conflicts are causing death, displacement, and suffering on a massive scale. Pollution: The Earth's environment is being polluted by a variety of pollutants, including air pollutants, water pollutants, and land pollutants. This pollution is causing health problems, environmental damage, and climate change. Overpopulation: The world's population is growing rapidly, putting a strain on resources and the environment. This is leading to problems such as deforestation, water scarcity, and climate change. Nuclear weapons: The world's nuclear arsenal is still vast, and the threat of nuclear war is ever-present. This is a major threat to global security. Pandemics: Pandemics, such as COVID-19, are a major threat to global health and security. They can cause widespread death and suffering, and they can also disrupt economies and societies. These are just some of the most pressing planetary systemic crises facing the world today. They are complex and interconnected, and they will require a concerted effort from all of us to address them. According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the world is facing “three planetary crises” of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution that are harming life on Earth and threatening human well-being. These crises are interlinked and require coordinated action by governments, businesses and people to prevent and reverse the worst impacts of environmental degradation1. Some of the ongoing planetary systemic crises that are related to these three challenges are: The climate crisis: The world is experiencing more frequent and intense extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, droughts, floods, storms and wildfires, as well as rising sea levels, melting glaciers and ice sheets, and ocean acidification. These effects are driven by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, mainly from burning fossil fuels, deforestation and agriculture. The climate crisis poses serious risks to food security, water availability, health, livelihoods, infrastructure and security. The environmental crisis: The world is losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, with about one million species facing extinction in the next decades. This loss of nature reduces the capacity of ecosystems to provide essential services, such as pollination, pest control, soil formation, water purification and carbon sequestration. The environmental crisis also affects human health, as more than 90% of people breathe polluted air, and exposure to chemicals and waste causes millions of deaths every year. The economic crisis: The world is facing a global recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted trade, travel, production and consumption. The economic crisis has increased poverty, inequality, unemployment and debt in many countries, especially in developing regions. The economic crisis also exacerbates the social and environmental challenges, as people may resort to unsustainable practices to cope with their needs. The social crisis: The world is witnessing growing social unrest and conflict due to various factors, such as political instability, corruption, human rights violations, discrimination, injustice and violence. The social crisis also reflects the lack of trust and cooperation among nations and communities to address the common challenges they face. The social crisis undermines peace, security and democracy around the world. The health crisis: The world is facing a global health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected over 260 million people and killed over 5 million people as of December 2021. The health crisis has overwhelmed health systems and exposed the gaps and weaknesses in public health preparedness and response. The health crisis also increases the risk of other infectious diseases emerging or re-emerging due to environmental degradation and human-animal interactions. These crises are interrelated and mutually reinforcing. For example, climate change can worsen the environmental crisis by altering habitats and species distributions; the environmental crisis can worsen the health crisis by increasing exposure to pathogens and pollutants; the health crisis can worsen the economic crisis by reducing productivity and income; the economic crisis can worsen the social crisis by increasing poverty and inequality; and the social crisis can worsen the climate crisis by reducing political will and cooperation to take action. To address these crises effectively, we need to adopt a holistic approach that considers the interconnections among them and aims for systemic transformation towards sustainability. We need to make peace with nature by respecting its limits and restoring its balance. We need to make peace with each other by fostering solidarity and collaboration across borders and sectors. We need to make peace with ourselves by changing our values and behaviors towards more responsible consumption and production. These crises are complex and interrelated, and they require systemic solutions that involve multiple stakeholders and sectors. Science and technology can play a key role in facilitating and accelerating the transition towards sustainability. Technology and science alone are not enough to solve these problems. We also need to consider the ethical, social, cultural, and political implications of using these tools, and ensure that they are aligned with the values and needs of the people and the planet. We also need to foster a culture of peace, respect, empathy, and compassion among all human beings, regardless of their differences or backgrounds. We also need to recognize the intrinsic value and rights of nature, and protect and restore its diversity and integrity.