Skip to comments.Two Earths would be needed to sustain human activity by 2030, report finds
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 wed need more than two Planet Earths to sustain human activity, according to the study.
If we just do business as usual were just going to continue moving in this direction. At some point, the earths going to just give out. We dont know when. But thats a pretty scary thing to think about, said Colby Loucks, director of conservation science at WWF. The question is, we dont know what the tipping point is.
According to research by the WWF the demand on the planets 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
Figuring one square meter per person, everyone on the planet would cover little more than Delaware.
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.
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.
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
Is that the Protonalactic drive version? Awesome.
One earth for liberals, one for the rest of us. Well take the old ruined one (easily fixed without them) and they can go ruin the new one.
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.
All the liberals can move to the new planet.
So, we need one Earth for the 99%, and another for the 1%. Occupy that!
Let's see which world does better in a couple centuries.
Not to worry. A new heaven and a new earth are comming...soon.
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
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.
The libs should hook up with this guy in looking for another earth.
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...
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.......
It's time to start moving the democrats to their new digs.
That's not going to happen. Humans will use available resources.
And with subterranian bullet trains, middle-eastern muslim terrorists would only be 30 minutes from everyone.
At the time, "Zero Population Growth" was a popular cause on the western slope of Fiji Hill, where I went to school.
“In the news, the Earth will end at 10:00, details at 11...”
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!
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.
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.
On Average you can get 4 people per square yard. (As in when you are getting close together for a group aerial shot.)
If that is the figures for Texas I am fairly sure your Math is off somewhere.
“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?
sounds GREAT....when do we get the Soylent Green, I'm famished
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!
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.
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.
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.
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