Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot: Humans’ staggering effect on Earth

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Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Our response to these idiotic comments on our “climate hawk” post, click on the link and view the slide show.

“More Liberal nonsense.I often wonder why Liberals hate people and freedom so much, yet love oppressive Govt.
We are carbon based life forms, a tax on carbon is a tax on life itself.”

“If you believe humans are affecting the climate I’ve got a bridge to sell you. The past recent warming from the 1930’s up until 2017 was solely due to the activity of the sun. The CO2 increase in the atmosphere was solely due to the sun warming the world’s oceans and not the CO2 expended by humans burning fossil fuels.”

View slide show here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/humans-staggering-effect-on-earth/2015/05/13/01c9b7e2-f974-11e4-9030-b4732caefe81_gallery.html?hpid=z9

Images of consumption are the theme of the book, “Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot.” It addresses environmental deterioration through subjects including materialism, consumption, pollution, fossil fuels and carbon footprints.

“As the ecological crisis deepens, and global warming accelerates, many on the left, to their credit, are increasingly addressing the environmental issues. The idea of ecosocialism, which sees socialism without ecology as inadequate for the transition to a sustainable alternative to capitalism, is being increasingly adopted—although there is a long way to go.”

https://populationspeakout.org/

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7 thoughts on “Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot: Humans’ staggering effect on Earth

    • If a picture is all it takes to convince you, find one of the wide open spaces of Montana. Then you swear that you’re among the last people on Earth. And btw….humans inhabit less than 3% of the earth’s land mass.

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  1. Humans inhabit the entire Earth with variations in transience and density.

    I’ve read that, at the current level of consumption, the Earth’s resources can only sustain 1 billion people indefinitely.

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  2. Only about 30% of Americans travel abroad and most of them aren’t visiting places like Honduras where cops carry machine guns.

    Honduras is a gorgeous country and, like the photos in this post, it offers an opportunity to experience the full public impacts of libertarianism.

    The largest population center in Humboldt County is walking distance to a smorgasbord of social, economic, health, and environmental disasters that are rarely reported and never in context with the greed, poverty, incompetence, or corruption behind each one.

    “Safe-storing” nuclear waste on an earthquake fault/tsunami zone.
    An entire bay surrounded in brownfields.
    An ice-house leaking ammonia for decades.
    Manipulated shortages in affordable housing.
    Unbridled development beyond infrastructure capacity.
    Record high statistics in poor health, poverty, suicide, child abuse, and fatalities and injuries of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, a huge homeless population, police shootings, crime and addiction.

    “If it’s not paradise in your city, go downtown and change it”, (H.D. Thoreau).

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