Wednesday, October 25, 2006

All I Can Say Is.....No Shit, I Had No Idea!

"Using the report's criteria, Cuba is the only country in the world that has a high level of development, including good health and education systems, and does not use up more resources than is sustainable."

Cut.

"On current projections, humanity will be using two planets' worth of natural resources by 2050 — if those resources have not run out by then," the latest report said. "People are turning resources into waste faster than nature can turn waste back into resources."

"Humanity is living off its ecological credit card," Mathis Wackernagel, head of the Global Footprint Network, said in a statement. "While this can be done for a short while, overshoot ultimately leads to liquidation of the planet's ecological assets, and the depletion of resources, such as the forests, oceans and agricultural land upon which our economy depends."

Read the rest here.

I wonder how much people are really going to be able to sacrifice in the consumer driven, "advanced" countries.

The answer is....not much.

Especially when it's not in the economic interests of those that own the country or the rich as they are called.

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