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