Originally posted by ollncasino
The world's wealthiest people must urgently reduce their consumption to save the Earth from a "vortex of economic, socio-political and environmental
ills", a major report by Britain's leading scientific academy concludes.
The global population, which has reached seven billion, is growing at about 80 million a year. Developing countries will need to build the
equivalent of a city of a million people every five days for the next 40 years because of urban migration.
"Human impact on the Earth raises serious concerns, and in the richest parts of the world per capita, material consumption is far above the level
that can be sustained for everyone in a population of seven billion or more," the report says.
The increased demands this will place on the Earth's limited resources means that people living in rich countries will need to consume fewer natural
resources so that poorer nations can consume more, the scientists say.
It recommends a "decoupling" of economic activity from the natural resources of the global environment so that economic growth and human wellbeing
are no longer linked with the increased utilisation of the finite goods and services provided by nature.
Expanding the availability of contraceptives to the poorest people in the world will not on its own solve some of the most difficult problems
associated with an increase in human numbers and a depleted natural environment, the report concludes.
I'm not sure how this could work. If rich countries have to stop using resources so that poor countries can, wouldn't that mean a major shift in
economic, political and military power?
edit on 2-5-2012 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)
Developing countries need to set up a centralized bank of their own, plunging them into debt, but allowing them the means of funding such growth in
Developed countries need to start using green tech and green energy in order to lower their use of natural resources.
Already in place'
Such things as mycellium can be used to replace plastics, engineered proteins and bacterias can be used in the creation of biofuels, methane from
animal waste for gas... and so on, and so on....
lets not forget about the ghost cities of China, in which the infrastructure is already in place to house millions of people...
All in all, with all the work and innovation necessary in the near future... it would seem to me, that there is absolutely no problem with the future
for economies. Just some necessary revelations needed to take place, in order for some of the red tape to be removed. This will undoubtedly come into
fruition over time, as to how long, I would suggest in the very near future.
This is no, "tighten your belts", this is... change your targets and your means. If a world of 7 Billion with 80 million new every year, this is the
Ya know, how some people claimed that the financial collapse was done on purpose?
Well maybe, just maybe.... it was. Knowing that it would slow down the consumption of developed countries as to the consumption of natural
Now that this is being accomplished, free's up room for developing countries to use these resources, for their economies are prime for a kick
Also, the developed countries at the same time are ready for a kick start in their economies through innovation of technologies and energy.
All in all... the future looks bright, if the cards are played right. This I'm sure is something considered in all those build-a-burger backdoor
meetings. Those who think that this is not the initiative behind many of the events and actions that we've seen taken place... I think you're wrong.
These people are evil genius, accepting the fact that money is their root. But that does not mean that they are out to kill everyone, and allow
humanity to suffer for eternity.
One could say.. they sold their soul, in hopes for god to see this as martyrdom. You can hate the elites and all that fun stuff... but look in the
mirror, look around, look at your fancy computer. All of which you would have never had, if it were not for them(well, yeah.... human nature is fairly
destructive, and as a collective, is usually never all that innovative with out the power of greed and money). These are some of the smartest people
on the planet, I'm sure they are all well aware of this.