WWF Says We May Need A New Planet By 2030...
The WWF (World Wildlife Federation) reported on Wednesday that carbon pollution and overusing Earth's natural resources will leave us needing another planet to meet our needs by 2030.
Yikes....it gets worse...
According to the report, Earth's 6.8 billion humans were living 50 percent beyond the planet's threshold of sustainability in 2007.
"Even with modest UN projections for population growth, consumption and climate change, by 2030 humanity will need the capacity of two Earths to absorb CO2 waste and keep up with natural resource consumption," it warned.
The report, also said if everyone used resources at the same rate per capita as the U.S. or the United Arad Emirates, then four and a half planets would be needed.
Yes...they said FOUR PLANETS!!!
It said that 71 countries were running down their sources of freshwater at an unsustainable rate.
About two-thirds of these countries experience "moderate to severe" water stress.
Temperate zones may be starting from a lower baseline of species loss, which could explain the gradual improvement in recent decades.
The WWF said improvements in pollution control and waste management, better air and water quality, an increase in forest cover and greater conservation efforts may be making headway in temperate countries.
Let's try & make a difference! If one person did something GREEN EVERYDAY it would help the planet out drastically.
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