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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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...
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