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Two Earths would be needed to sustain human activity by 2030, report finds
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Posted on 05/16/2012 5:40:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

wo Earths would be needed to sustain human activity by 2030, report finds Report shows animal species fell 30%, wealthy countries do the most damage By Meghan Neal / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 9:40 PM Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 6:49 AM

Planet Earth in a tight spot.

Mankind is draining the earth's resources so quickly the globe would be bled dry before the end of the century at this rate, a new report shows.

Humans are living outside their means, depleting natural resources like forests, air and water 50% faster than the planet can renew, according to the 2012 World Wildlife Fund's "Living Planet Report" released this month.

If the trends aren't reversed, by 2030 we’d need more than two Planet Earths to sustain human activity, according to the study.

“If we just do business as usual…we’re just going to continue moving in this direction. At some point, the earth’s going to just give out. We don’t know when. But that’s a pretty scary thing to think about,” said Colby Loucks, director of conservation science at WWF. “The question is, we don’t know what the tipping point is.”

According to research by the WWF the demand on the planet’s natural resources has doubled over the last 50 years, with most of the burden falling on poorer nations.

Wealthy countries can have up to five times the "ecological footprint" as low-income countries, because consumption is much higher.

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To: Mad Dawgg

Figuring one square meter per person, everyone on the planet would cover little more than Delaware.


101 posted on 05/16/2012 6:55:31 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: stockpirate

Sorry, off by 20x.

268,820 square miles
6 billion people
0.029 acre per person
1,249 square feet per person.

A tad tight, if you ask me.


102 posted on 05/16/2012 6:56:00 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: LouAvul

From my perspective looking at geologic global temperature records, “global warming” is the only thing saving us from plunging into a new very-long-term ice age right about now.


103 posted on 05/16/2012 6:57:33 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: Sub-Driver
The water table gets low, skeptics scream, the rains come, the water table returns to normal. Forests are harvested, replanted, harvested and on and on. In North America there have been articles that American forests cover about as much land as when Christopher Columbus landed. As long as there are enough green plants, air will be OK. As for food, well -

stuff like this has been published for as long as I can remember. And then on the other side of the coin are articles and studies that the US alone has the capacity to feed the entire world.

Somewhere in between lies the truth

104 posted on 05/16/2012 7:07:13 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: ILS21R

Is that the Protonalactic drive version? Awesome.


105 posted on 05/16/2012 7:11:03 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: JohnBovenmyer

One earth for liberals, one for the rest of us. We’ll take the old ‘ruined’ one (easily fixed without them) and they can go ruin the new one.
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They will not want the new one, that would be work to build infrastructure, houses, roads, airports etc. they will take the old one and think they are set for life.


106 posted on 05/16/2012 7:13:35 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: Sub-Driver

All the liberals can move to the new planet.


107 posted on 05/16/2012 7:15:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

So, we need one Earth for the 99%, and another for the 1%. Occupy that!


108 posted on 05/16/2012 7:18:47 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sub-Driver
When Earth II is discovered all Liberals and their like-minded ilk should be sent there.

Let's see which world does better in a couple centuries.

109 posted on 05/16/2012 7:22:51 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Two Earths would be needed to sustain human activity by 2030

Not to worry. A new heaven and a new earth are comming...soon.

110 posted on 05/16/2012 7:22:51 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: stockpirate

Sorry, but each person doesn’t need a sq ACRE just some sq Ft and it comes to about 1,2118 sq ft per person. A Family of 4 would not need 4,800 sq ft. If you build apartments, NYC style, there would be plenty of room. It probably would be just about what NYC looks like, bldg’s, parks, water and all. We’d still need folks to live outside Texas to grow, fish transport , etc. SO THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM


111 posted on 05/16/2012 7:28:45 AM PDT by capt B
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To: Vaquero
so we could be crowded here in America, like China, Japan or India. stay in hotels that offer coffin sized rooms. not for me..

Not to worry... it would take centuries of exploding growth to reach those levels, so you won't be around anyway.

In the meantime, if you like wide open and empty land, there's plenty of room in Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas,Kansas,Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Canada, Alaska, Russia, Mongolia, the Saraha,... . You surely will be able to find a few empty arces.

112 posted on 05/16/2012 7:32:35 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: Farmer Dean

https://www.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUD4d6vB8XTCmxPu9_RRo1Vz9pKeQdXSvTC5zYrdx-rF0zDuplhCVxrLs

The libs should hook up with this guy in looking for another earth.


113 posted on 05/16/2012 7:43:58 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Sub-Driver

And yet, if you gave every human on the planet a 3’ x 3’ square to stand in, they would all fit in a fraction of Florida...


114 posted on 05/16/2012 7:45:17 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Red Boots
In the meantime, if you like wide open and empty land, there's plenty of room in Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas,Kansas,Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Canada, Alaska, Russia, Mongolia, the Saraha,... . You surely will be able to find a few empty arces.

no excuse my french, but leave the friggin open land alone...I want my kids and grandkids to be able to go there and hunt that land...not sit behind a friggin monitor from birth to death and rub shoulders with everyone because there is no room for individuals and individualism.......

115 posted on 05/16/2012 7:47:12 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's time to start moving the democrats to their new digs.


116 posted on 05/16/2012 7:50:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security, go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom - Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Vaquero
but leave the friggin open land alone.

That's not going to happen. Humans will use available resources.

/johnny

117 posted on 05/16/2012 8:08:33 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SamuraiScot

And with subterranian bullet trains, middle-eastern muslim terrorists would only be 30 minutes from everyone.


118 posted on 05/16/2012 8:11:20 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: TomGuy
In the 60s and 70s, the effort was toward Population Zero -- in Western societies.

At the time, "Zero Population Growth" was a popular cause on the western slope of Fiji Hill, where I went to school.

119 posted on 05/16/2012 8:56:31 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“In the news, the Earth will end at 10:00, details at 11...”


120 posted on 05/16/2012 9:25:11 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: stockpirate

This is nonsense, Hank Johnson says if you put that many people in Texas, it will tip over in to the gulf! Hmmm, problem solved!


121 posted on 05/16/2012 9:35:11 AM PDT by mulebones
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To: Sub-Driver

We have heard this bs for decades to sell and push birth control and abortion on the non chosen ones.

All liberals, who believe in this bs, should just stop, breeding and breathing.


122 posted on 05/16/2012 9:49:03 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: henkster

For crying out loud! In the 70’s it was THE ICE AGE!!!!!!

When the liberals move NYC, Miami, SF, La, NO, Houston etc inland to avoid the massive rise of seawater caused by “global warming”, I might, repeat might, take some of this garage seriously.


123 posted on 05/16/2012 9:51:34 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: ctdonath2

On Average you can get 4 people per square yard. (As in when you are getting close together for a group aerial shot.)


124 posted on 05/16/2012 10:11:09 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

If that is the figures for Texas I am fairly sure your Math is off somewhere.


125 posted on 05/16/2012 10:14:29 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Mankind is draining the earth’s resources so quickly the globe would be bled dry before the end of the century at this rate, a new report shows.
Humans are living outside their means, depleting natural resources like forests, air and water 50% faster than the planet can renew, according to the 2012 World Wildlife Fund’s “Living Planet Report” released this month.”

Pol Pot, please pick up the red courtesy phone.

This is what those lunatics REALLY want.

Back to the “year Zero”....

Hey wait.... don’t we have someone in there trying to do the same things right now?


126 posted on 05/16/2012 11:05:59 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: capt B
Sorry, but each person doesn’t need a sq ACRE just some sq Ft and it comes to about 1,2118 sq ft per person. A Family of 4 would not need 4,800 sq ft. If you build apartments, NYC style, there would be plenty of room

sounds GREAT....when do we get the Soylent Green, I'm famished

127 posted on 05/16/2012 2:40:35 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I like this idea...one a Red Earth and one a Blue Earth...of course the Blue Earth will very soon become crowded again and they will cry that the Red Earth has more room per capita than the Blue Earth...let ‘em eat cake!


128 posted on 05/16/2012 3:06:12 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: mulebones

lol


129 posted on 05/16/2012 4:05:43 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: Nifster

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


130 posted on 05/16/2012 4:10:27 PM PDT by kgrif_Salinas
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To: Mad Dawgg

131 posted on 05/16/2012 9:18:20 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sub-Driver
Probably the reason the super wealthy globalist would like to see several billion people killed off.

Governments too now look at people as major burdens, heavy luggage, who question the ruling class overlords and are using up all the resources, "They" own.

No joke.

132 posted on 05/16/2012 9:24:03 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: stockpirate; Sub-Driver; shankbear
I heard on Rush one day that if you moved everyone on the planet to Texas each person would have like a half acre to live on

Rush said so did he?

Of course with 8 billion people jammed into the wind swept plains of Texas, they'd be up to their necks in human waste, and killing and eating each other.

No worries though, with the amount of illegals moving into Texas, and those having babies, I'm sure you'll find out.

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The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Parkland Memorial emphasizes care over nationality, is top hospital in noncitizen births in Texas

Dallas County's public hospital is ground zero in the growing controversy over babies born to illegal immigrants.

Parkland *alone* handled 11,071 births last year to women who could not provide proof of U.S. citizenship - or 74 percent of the total 14,872 births at the hospital. Most of these women are believed to be in the country illegally. It was the busiest hospital in the state for such births.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20100807-Parkland-Memorial-emphasizes-care-over-nationality-1646.ece

133 posted on 05/16/2012 9:39:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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