Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Our Ecological Footprint



CBC News just released the World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Report, which states the world's wildlife, some 3,000 species,  has had their populations cut in HALF since 1970 - due to "unsustainable human consumption". 

Canada ranks #11 on the list of the most voracious. The report states in order to continue the rate of consumption occurring today, if everyone lived like a North American,  the planet would have to be three and a half times bigger than it is. They say we have ten short years before the tipping point.

The worst affected are freshwater species, who have lost 76% of their populations.

I tried to post the news clip here but it wouldnt cooperate. You can find it here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/wwf-report-global-wildlife-populations-down-by-half-since-1970-1.2782031

Extremely depressing.

5 comments:

  1. ugh. definitely depressing...and so sad all the animals we have thinning or dulled because we need what...more room...when houses sit empty....

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  2. This is very sad to read, Sherry. We cannot continue to ignore all that we humans have wrought.

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  3. I am so saddened by this news. I wish I could do something dramatic and substantial that would make people realize what's happening. But I don't want to give in to despair, so I try to my best to reduce my own footprint. Thanks for this Sherry.

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  4. Thank you, Sherry, for reminding us of this tragic situation. What can we do and what are we ready to do? We readily blame others but changes starts with us, doesn't it?

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  5. really, we should all use the resources judiciously and wisely, others species too have the right on them

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