Tuesday, October 19, 2010

'Humans will need two Earths by 2030'

Humans are overusing the planet's resources and will need two Earths by 2030,a new report warns.

According to the Living Planet Report, human demands on natural resources have doubled in under 50 years and are now outstripping what the Earth can provide by more than half; and humanity carries on as it is in use of resources, globally it will need the capacity of two Earths by 2030.

The report said that wildlife in tropical countries is also under huge pressure, with populations of species falling by 60 per cent in three decades, the'Daily Mail'reported.

And the report, from the WWF, the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network, said that British people are still consuming far more than the Earth can cope with.

If everyone lived such a lifestyle, humans would need 2.75 planets to survive, it warned.

The study's authors looked at 8,000 populations of 2,500 species and studied the change in land use and water consumption across the globe. ...

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Robert Myrland said...

Thats why the money system has to go away. If not there will be galactic wars because if we start move out in space to collect stuff we need we will be terminated by people out there. They wont allow us to do that. Stop the money system before its to late but before it can be done people must start to grow away from greed and materialistically thinking.

Free energy (with is possible and with I have proof of) may be the starting point in our history to force the money system on its knees.

Before some new system can happen the old system has to be break down and its already started to happen. Some has noted it and some has not yet noted it.

But it does not matter if u are aware of it or not, it still happens.

Just wake thats all u need to do.

booger said...

This article only works on those who have never strayed far from home. If you ever do decide to leave your nest you will find that most of the world we live in is almost completely uninhabited. The fact of the matter is as it has always been, 80 percent of the worlds population lives on the coast. Canada, south America, Africa, and eastern Europe are mostly uninhabited. Try driving across any of them and you will find lakes that have never been fished, valleys waiting to be farmed and forests with no walking paths. As you look to the future I am sure you will also see floating cities with desalinization plants growing produce ready to transport and probably powered by currents and solar power. The ocean is also almost completely unexplored with numerous species at different levels that haven't even been cataloged yet, so stop worrying about all this stupid "hippie inspired" overpopulation bullshit.

Xeno said...

Most people don't understand that those "unused" parts of the earth are keeping the rest of the planet alive.

If you believe all that "free" space is the same as the land where people already live, go try to live there right now. I'd like to see how long you'd survive. Soil, temperature variation, available water....these things matter. The earth is large, but not all places on earth can produce food and drinkable water.

If you want to import food and water from somewhere else, well, you'll need fuel (another limited resource) and the available food-producing land is already stretched too thin.

What will you have on your barren land or floating ocean platform to trade for money to buy imported food?

Ann said...

That's not the point of the article, which was a study, not just someone's opinion.

At our present rate of consumption of resources,... i.e our biocapacity ... all of those resources we use ... it will take ... so many earths ..... if everyone on earth lived like Brits or Americans, now!

You're talking about how crowded conditions are.

Well, no matter what it looks like, it is far more crowded now than ever before, especially in those places where people tend to congregate, along to coasts. This is because our population is growing and growing.

As Secretary of the Interior, during the Reagan administration, James Watt, once said, things aren't so crowded. I can see a lot of open spaces as I flying over the Western U.S. His opinion was based on his observation, and ridiculed by a lot of scientists. But, of course, then as now, what scientists say don't mean much. So go back to your Oil Company-based science and be proud.

Ann said...

Oh, by the way, futurists and science fiction writers have been talking about "floating cities" for over 50 years. We've sure made progress darkening the oceans with cities in all that time, haven't we? The oceans, if we haven't read, are also threatened, but you'll probably ridicule that scientific research, also.

And, have you figured how expensive it is to desalinate, say, sea water? Have you figured where you're going to put the salt from the water that is desalinated? You can throw a lot neat ideas around, that have been around for a long, long time, but they don't mean much unless you back it up with research.

So, go back to your reading :)