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.
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“The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles
hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages
And we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference?
The planet isnt going anywhere. WE are!”
( George Carlin. )
Agreed. I’ve always thought there was a link between liberal environmentalism and eugenics.
Damn that means everyone could live in Texas and the rest of the planet would be empty.
This is the main reason I despise liberals -
they make me oppose and hate things that I should support and like.
Stewardship of the environment.
Alternative energy production.
“Helping” the “poor”.
You say that liberals ruin (twist) everything they touch.
So does their ideological father. They’re just doing his will and building his kingdom on earth.
Yep in fact if you got ALL of the people on the planet together for one of those group aerial pics they wouldn't even cover Rhode Island.
Its always fun to ask some libtard greenie the Question: ?How Many states would be covered if we got all the people on the earth together in the USA for an Aerial group shot?"
They are always astonished at the answer which is Zero.
——Sorry, there is about 688,800,000 1/4 acres in Texas, so we would need to use a couple of more states.——
You could fit more than one person in each house that fits on 1/4 acre. Maybe 5 or 6 people per house?
That would leave the rest of the earth void of human beings.
The real problem in the developed world is population decline.
so we could be crowded here in America, like China, Japan or India. stay in hotels that offer coffin sized rooms.
not for me..
Paul Ehrlich used to say this kind of stuff. I recall attending a lecture that he gave in 1969 in which he said that unless the middle class birth-controlled itself out of existence, the earth was doomed.
Heh...last time I checked, Alaska, Canada, and Siberia were all still pretty empty and full of natural resources.
Give the libs the old one.Since they can’t fix anything,just wait a few years until they all starve to death-then move back.
Greenies can’t be bothered with facts. It’s all about feeeelings!
Oh bull doodoo.
But, but... We were supposed to have destroyed the planet through overpopulation and activity back in the ‘60s. Paul Ehrlich told us so! < s/o >.
There are plenty of wide open spaces in China and India. The cities may be crowded, but there is more to the planet than cities.
Much of the American west is unpopulated. Much of Russia is severely underpopulated. And that's a LOT of area.
Your statement that the earth is way overpopulated is unfounded.
But have no fear. I'm sure a war here or there will knock the world's population down to a size just like WWII, Korea and Vietnam did. Imagine the population if 100 million people hadn't died in war last century.
And they say war is not the answer.
Maybe Iran can eliminate a few million.
Seriously, I think Jesus will come back before “billions die”.
Perhaps all the lefties would agree to being sent to planet Gore to live out the rest of their days.
Just check out Cuba, Zimbabwe and North Korea.
Funny thing is that these idiots will do everything in their power to prevent us from exploring space or using resources found there.
My reply to those who say we should conserve water is "Oh my gosh, you're right. Somebody should turn off Niagra Falls!"
Hhhmmm...lets see if I understand this....we’ve discovered that nature urgently needs some type of intelligent design component steering the natural selection and survival of the fittest process????? Do I have it correctly?
So what? They’re finding new planets all the time, and the airlines are already figuring out how to get there.
God gave us the planet to sustain us and He told us to be fruitful and multiply so I will trust that He has a plan that will allow the earth to sustain as many as He sees fit to put here.
Every single person on this planet could be stood up in the Grand Canyon with a yard of space around them.
If you put all the people in the world in houses, 4 or 5 to a house, with a front lawn, sidewalk, and street, you wouldn’t need more room than the state of Texas.
The trouble with this kind of crappy science is that some of it sticks when uneducated and stupid libtards read it.
Well let’s just go out and find another planet and, like the capitalist/Imperialists we are, take it over and wipe out or enslave the aborigional population. (Do I need a sarc tag?)
Oh, I forgot, we can’t send men into space anymore...
Your “fair share” of the planet’s land mass, rank wilderness included, is about 5 acres. Get it while the gettin’s good.
Definitely. We were supposed to have been in another ice age by now.
And, I'm still waiting for the end of life as we know it from the Gulf (of Mexico) oil spill.
Naw, they get their new paradise. Just like in the Star Trek (TOS), The Way to Eden. The key to the deal is in the details of the split. We agree to do the work up front, getting them off this Earth. They agree to do all the fancy out year stuff, to get from “off Earth” to wherever they want to go. And let nature run its course. Our part will work and shouldn’t be too hard. Many of them are already out of this world.
Well, Leftists are the leading instigators of it. Radical population reduction always is one of their first agenda items.
Oh, man. Can you imagine finding a parking space?
When the WWF and similar grant-supported organizations get China, Daubi, Saudi Arabia, etc., to sign on and support to their plans and convert to ‘green’, I might start believing.
Until then, this is just another scare tactic with the underlying intent of getting grant money from governmental entities. These organizations are very effective at the Jesse Jackson type shakedowns of Western governments — to get grant money.
What does the WWF(World Wrestling Federation)know about sustaining life?
Can I be your Pilot?
Texas: With 268,820 square miles of area and 640 acres per square mile the actual acerage is 172,044,800 acres. Every person in the US could indeed have a half acre to himself.
Current world population is estimated at 7.014 billion. If existing trends, decline in industrial countries balanced against rise in agrarian countries, are maintained it is estimated that population will peak around 2080 with just over nine billion. So we will probably need to expand into Oklahoma as well.
UN Agenda 21 will take care of that- by reducing the human population by about 85% over 20 years.
The template is always the same. Put Doomsday out about 15 years. It's close enough to cause worry now (and make some money), but far enough away that when it doesn't happen folks won't remember.
I am willing to contribute whatever I have to send the “Reporters”at The New York Slimes to whatever planet they care to venture to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What about that theory that dinosaur farts put so much methane into the atmosphere that the Earth warmed by as much as 10 degrees celsius? < /stupid comparison >
I remember reading that in the seventies. That guy really screwed my life up. It took me years to recover.
Deal. But be careful of the robot. I still don’t have all his bugs worked out.
Yes, we are. Just a matter of when and how.
"It is appointed unto man once to die, then the judgement". Hebrews 9:27
Dividing current farmland by population and rounding the result up a bit, each person gets a plot 47x47m: 603 sq ft for living and the rest for farmland. Assuming half the land is rank (unusable) wilderness, that roughs out to an optimistic world carrying capacity of 33000M people.
But thats not taking into account high-efficiency farming or compact housing, nor a population’s tendency to self-limit (1st World populations are suffering plummeting replacement rates).