Comment 68504

By WinstonSmith (anonymous) | Posted August 28, 2011 at 06:51:59

stop focusing on Peak Oil or even Climate Change.

the bottom-line big-picture is this:

we're not going to grow, consume, indebt and complicate our way out of the problems of growth, consumption, debt and complexity.

"The world population, currently at seven billion, is well beyond Earth's ability to sustain. By 2050, with a projected population of 10 billion people and without a change in consumption patterns, the cumulative use of natural resources will amount to the productivity of up to 27 planet Earths, the study found.

"Sustaining the current seven billion people on the planet requires a major shift in resource use. At present, the average U.S. citizen's ecological footprint is about 10 hectares, while a Haitian's is less than one. The planet could sustain us if everyone's footprint averaged two ha..."
- Data Shows All of Earth's Systems in Rapid Decline
( http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56685 )

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