posted on Apr, 2 2005 @ 06:11 PM
The millennium Ecosystem Assessment report, released by the United Nations has warned that the planet is in a very bad state and will get much worse
very soon if the current western patterns of Eco-unfriendly lifestyle continue. There are fears that these ways of life may be adopted by the
Over 60% of the world's grasslands, forests, farmlands, rivers and lakes have been depleted. Fisheries have collapsed, freshwater supplies are under
great threats, and air and water pollution are threatening health.
But in our current technological state, becoming wealthy is correlated with energy use, which in turn is correlated with greenhouse gas emissions,
which causes the granddaddy of environmental degradation, global warming.
Indeed, it's through such pollution that the west, and especially the United States, has achieved its wealth and its relatively intact/recovered
So how are the developing countries to achieve this wealth without exacerbating the problem? Green technology, and plenty of it, seems the only
answer, which is why the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is something even technologists should be interested in.
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This report needs to be posted to every house in the western world. Too many people are currently blind to the fact that we are destroying our own
planet. If each person made a slight change to their lifestyle it would make a big change overall. Even simple tasks as recycling each week can make a
huge difference. More Eco-friendly technology needs to become available at a cheaper price, such a thing as solar power could be used a lot more
throughout the world but is currently not.
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