This blog will look at environmental and political issues that will affect the quality of life for future generations of all species. Including; sustainability, media labels of "environmental issues," and different kinds of resistance to environmental oppression. I will also post on anything I think someone interested in the aforementioned would be interested in...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Final Wake-up Call on Population and Enviornment

UN releases Final Wake-up Call on Population and Environment

This is the fourth report in 10 years calling for direct action to be taken to prevent further ecological devastation... some hopefuls think a growing global ecological awareness is underway (lastly realized by the western world)... I think global warming will keep slapping people in the face until they wake up and smell what few flowers are left...

The human population is living far beyond its means and inflicting damage on the environment that could pass points of no return, according to a major report issued Thursday by the United Nations.

Climate change, the rate of extinction of species and the challenge of feeding a growing population are among the threats putting humanity at risk, the UN Environment Program said in its fourth Global Environmental Outlook since 1997.

"The human population is now so large that the amount of resources needed to sustain it exceeds what is available at current consumption patterns..."

1 comment:

Larissa Shasko said...


We are definitely in an out of control situation in this world. How do you stop overpopulation in a humane way? It is easy to pretend it is not a problem, especially when you live in Saskatchewan, but it really is. My mom is in Vietnam right now on a special travel agent trip. She just sent an e-mail saying she is not impressed with Vietnam. She says the people are nice, but the smoke/smog!!! She said she can't see the blue sky and the amount of traffic is unbelievable. My mom has been to a lot of heavily populated countries, but this is the first time she has ever commented on it being such a huge problem. It saddens me.

One of my favorite comedians, George Carlin, recently said that the world is fine, its us people that have a problem. What are we doing to this planet? Why are we allowing corporations to ruin our environment because they are required by law to put maximum profit above evrything, including people and our future. Do I feel sorry for the rich people in Califormia who built houses on the side of a mountain and have now lost them to fire? Absolutuely not. It is a mountain, leave it as such. I am also disgusted that they have received such quick help from Bush. The new Orleans flood affected poor black people. It is still a disaster area! Bush turned his back on them, purposely. Corporations are turning their back on the future. We, as humans have also turned our back on the future. I hope we can make a difference, and everybody can change ways, before it is too late.

I will definitely be at the non-nuclear event this Sunday. Thanks for the advice and info!