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Global Waste Limit Surpassed for 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio – This is Earth Overshoot Day, the day of the year that environmental activists say humanity has used up more natural resources than the planet can replenish each year.

The ecological deficit can be blamed on pollution of the air and water, over fishing, deforestation, excess waste, and above all, overloading the atmosphere with carbon dioxide.

David Lin, chief science officer for the Global Footprint Network, says it’s a sad day.

“So, right now we are overusing natural resources and also producing more waste than the environment can handle,” he states.

Lin suggests that society urgently needs to move away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy, build a transportation system that relies on mass transit, and make our homes and commercial buildings more energy efficient.

In addition, he says population growth can be slowed by giving women worldwide more economic opportunity and control over their own future.

Lin says the problem of excess consumption is likely to get much worse, as the world population grows.

Right now there are 7.53 billion human beings on the planet – and that number is expected to skyrocket to 11 billion by the year 2100.

So, he says we must rearrange our cities to promote walkability and green spaces – future proof them, so to speak.

“As we head towards 11 billion, there is going to be a mass migration to cities,” he states. “So the way we structure it is going to be extremely important.”

Scientists estimate that people first started using more resources than the world can produce in the 1970s. This year, the “overshoot date” is the earliest it has ever been.

People can calculate their own ecological footprint on www.footprintnetwork.org.


55 Comments on "Global Waste Limit Surpassed for 2019"

  1. JuanP on Thu, 1st Aug 2019 7:40 pm 

    Not Davy
    Davy said “The more knowledge we have, the less we hav…
    Davy said “The mind which knows little, talks much.

  2. More Davy Identity Theft on Thu, 1st Aug 2019 8:17 pm 

    JuanP on Thu, 1st Aug 2019 7:03 pm

    JuanP on Thu, 1st Aug 2019 7:07 pm

    JuanP on Thu, 1st Aug 2019 7:15 pm

    JuanP on Thu, 1st Aug 2019 7:40 pm

  3. Davy on Fri, 2nd Aug 2019 12:29 am 

    “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.”

    Aristotle

    Obviously I don’t know very much, cause I still think I know everything.

  4. Davy on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 5:21 am 

    “The Last Western Empire?”
    https://tinyurl.com/y6g3o9q5 zero hedge

    ““Missing the forest for the trees” is an apt metaphor if we take a look at most commentary describing the past twenty years or so. This period has been remarkable in the number of genuinely tectonic changes the international system has undergone. It all began during what I think of as the “Kristallnacht of international law,” 30 August September 1995, when the Empire attacked the Bosnian-Serbs in a direct and total violation of all the most fundamental principles of international law. Then there was 9/11, which gave the Neocons the “right” (or so they claimed) to threaten, attack, bomb, kill, maim, kidnap, assassinate, torture, blackmail and otherwise mistreat any person, group or nation on the planet simply because “we are the indispensable nation” and “you either are with the terrorists or with us“.”

    “During these same years, we saw Europe become a third-rate US colony incapable of defending even fundamental European geopolitical interests while the USA became a third-rate colony of Israel equally incapable of defending even fundamental US geopolitical interests. Most interestingly looking back, while the US and the EU were collapsing under the weight of their own mistakes, Russia and China were clearly on the ascend; Russia mostly in military terms (see here and here) and China mostly economically. Most crucially, Russia and China gradually agreed to become symbionts which, I would argue, is even stronger and more meaningful than if these two countries were united by some kind of formal alliance: alliances can be broken (especially when a western nation is involved), but symbiotic relationships usually last forever (well, nothing lasts forever, of course, but when a lifespan is measured in decades, it is the functional equivalent of “forever”, at least in geostrategic analytical terms). The Chinese have now developed an official, special, and unique expression to characterize that relationship with Russia. They speak of a “Strategic, comprehensive partnership of coordination for the new era.””

    “This is the AngloZionists’ worst nightmare, and their legacy ziomedia goes to great lengths to conceal the fact that Russia and China are, for all practical purposes, strategic allies. They also try hard to convince the Russian people that China is a threat to Russia (using bogus arguments, but never-mind that). It won’t work, while some Russians have fears about China, the Kremlin knows the truth of the matter and will continue to deepen Russia’s symbiotic relationship with China further. Not only that, it now appears that Iran is gradually being let in to this alliance. We have the most official confirmation possible of that fact in words spoken by General Patrushev in Israel after his meeting with US and Israeli officials: “Iran has always been and remains our ally and partner.”

    “I could go on listing various signs of the collapse of the AngloZionist Empire along with signs that a new, parallel, international world order is in the process of being built before our eyes. I have done that many times in the past, and I will not repeat it all here (those interested can click here and here). I will submit that the AngloZionists have reached a terminal stage of decay in which the question of “if” is replaced by “when.” But even more interesting would be to look at the “what”: what does the collapse of the AngloZionist Empire really mean?”

    “I rarely see this issue discussed and when it is, it is usually to provide all sorts of reassurances that the Empire will not really collapse, that it is too powerful, too rich and too big to fail and that the current political crises in the USA and Europe will simply result in a reactive transformation of the Empire once the specific problems plaguing it have been addressed. That kind of delusional nonsense is entirely out of touch with reality. And the reality of what is taking place before our eyes is much, much more dramatic and seminal than just fixing a few problems here and there and merrily keep going on.”

    “One of the factors which lures us into a sense of complacency is that we have seen so many other empires in history collapse only to be replaced pretty quickly by some other, that we can’t even imagine that what is taking place right now is a much more dramatic phenomenon: the passage into gradual irrelevance of an entire civilization!”

  5. Not Davy on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 5:39 am 

    Davy on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 5:21 am
    “The Last Western Empire?”
    https://tinyurl.com/y6g3o9q5 zero hedge

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