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18 November 2009

We Are Going Faster Than The Planet Can Sustain

Our global economy is outgrowing the capacity of the earth to support it, moving our early twenty-first century civilization ever closer to decline and possible collapse.

Our situation today is far more challenging. We are consuming renewable resources faster than they can regenerate. Demand has exceeded the sustainable yield of natural systems at the local level countless times in the past.

As results, we must deal with shrinking forest, deteriorating peat land, falling water table, collapsing fisheries, and eroding soils. We are using up oil at a pace that leaves little time to plan beyond peak oil. And we are discharging greenhouse gases into the atmosphere faster than nature can absorb them.

Isac Asimov and Frederik Pohl, wrote a non-fiction book, Our Angry Earth: A Ticking Ecological Bomb (1991), deals with the effects humankind and elements of the environmental crisis such as global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer:

"Most humans is difficult to realize the reality of environmental destruction around him, because the environmental destructions are coincided with the processes they are doing themselves, who often "aims" to build the future"

Here is "Home", a film by Yann Arthus Bertrand that stunning, inspiring photos of planet Earth from the air.

Source: Youtube ,posted by: CoolPlanet2009, February 04, 2009.

Yes, we are going faster than the planet can sustain!

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