Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 1,902 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 679,988
Pageviews Today: 880,290Threads Today: 170Posts Today: 2,852
07:56 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...

 
AA
Offer Upgrade

User ID: 151300
United States
10/09/2006 02:28 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
[link to news.independent.co.uk]

Earth's ecological debt crisis: mankind's 'borrowing' from nature hits new record
By Martin Hickman, Consumer Affairs Correspondent
Published: 09 October 2006

Today is a bleak day for the environment, the day of the year when mankind over-exploits the world's resources - the day when we start living beyond our ecological means.

Evidence is mounting that rapid population growth and rising living standards among the Earth's six billion inhabitants are putting an intolerable strain on nature. For the first time an organisation ­ a British think-tank ­ has sought to pinpoint how quickly man is using the global resources of farming land, forests, fish, air and energy.

The new economics foundation has calculated from research by a US academic group, Global Footprint Network, that the day when we use more than our fair share of the Earth ­ when "humanity starts eating the planet" ­ is October 9.

In other words, assuming that the world has a certain quantity of natural resources that can sustainably be used up each year, today is the date at which this annual capacity is reached. And environmentalists warn that just as a company bound for bankruptcy plunging into the red or a borrower " maxing out" on credit cards must face the consequences, so must man.

The biggest problem relating to the over-consumption of resources is climate change, but its other effects include deforestation, falling agricultural yields and overfishing.

Overfishing is one of the most easily understood examples of the abuse of nature. Catching too many fish has left species that were once common, such as cod in the North Sea and bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean, struggling to survive.

Although it is possible to make ever-increasing catches for a while, eventually only small, juvenile fish are left, and stocks become unviable. Similarly, emissions of greenhouse gases are rising, exacerbated by the growth of China and India, but the climate is poised to wreak its revenge. Already polar ice caps are melting at a rate that is startling scientists, and examples of extreme weather, such as Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in August last year, are being attributed to global climate change. In February, when he was Defence Secretary, John Reid revealed that British military planners were already preparing for conflicts arising from the scramble for resources in 20 to 30 years' time.

Outlining the impact of global warming, he said: "Impacts such as flooding, melting permafrost and desertification could lead to loss of agricultural land, poisoning of water supplies and destruction of economic infrastructure."

Global Footprint estimates that the human race is over-using the Earth's resources by 23 per cent. While each individual should use up no more than the equivalent of 1.8 hectares of the Earth's surface, the actual area we use is 2.2 hectares per person.

Mathis Wackernagel, executive director of Global Footprint Network, which analyses 6,000 pieces of data from such sources as the United Nations, warned that the limit of the Earth's endurance had already been reached.

He said: "Humanity is living off its ecological credit card and can only do this by liquidating the planet's natural resources."

According to nef's analysis, the unsustainability of human behaviour has speeded up markedly. Humanity started living beyond its means on a global level in 1987, when the limit of sustainability was reached on 19 December. By 1995, the day was arriving by 21 November and began arriving in October shortly after the millennium.

Consumption is particularly profligate in the West, where individuals consume air-freighted food, buy hardwood furniture, enjoy foreign holidays and own cars. Global Footprint estimates the world would need five planet Earths to sustain a global materialistic society such as that in the US while almost three would be needed for the UK.

By contrast, developing countries such as Kenya use a fraction of the resources. Nef highlighted the energy wasted in trade. In 2004, for example, Britain exported 1,500 tons of potatoes to Germany and imported the same amount. We sent 10,200 tons of milk and cream to France and imported 9,900 tons.

Andrew Simms, policy director of nef, warned the world was living far beyond our environmental means.

Professor Tim Jackson, head of sustainable development at Surrey University, one of Britain's leading experts in sustainability, said the research was broadly right and that we are using resources faster than they can be replaced by the planet.

He said: "We are clearly drawing natural capital and the point about collapse is that we don't know when some of the systems in the global atmosphere and fish will collapse but we do know that collapse is a very real possibility."

Our dwindling natural assets

Fisheries

Degradation of the marine ecosystem is one of the world's biggest problems after climate change. Many fish population have shrunk by 90 per cent in 50 years. Species in particular danger are bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean and Atlantic and cod in the North Sea.

Energy

Oil reserves are fast running out: "peak oil" - the point from which oil reserves start to decline - is imminent, with world consumption of oil at 84 million barrels a day. In turn, the burning of fossil fuels is the largest source of emissions of CO2.

Some 13 million hectares of forest are lost every year, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. Almost 20 per cent of The Amazon - the world's " lung" - has been felled. In 2004 the rate of forest clearance in the Amazon was the second highest on record, caused by the boom in growing soya beans. Deforestation of tropical rainforests may account for the loss of as many as 100 species a day.

Water

Population growth, pollution and climate change are making water a scarce resource. Only 2 per cent of water on Earth is fresh, the rest is salt or trapped in glaciers and snow. By 2050, 7 billion people in 60 countries could be short of drinking water.

Farming land

Overfarming drains the soil of nutrients, while the chemicals used in the process pollute waterways. Farming uses 70 per cent of the world's water supply: to provide 2,700 calories a day requires 4,300 litres (more than seven bathtubs) of water.
"Pray, v:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy." - Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Fool
User ID: 142889
Canada
10/09/2006 02:31 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
violin
HoosierMama
User ID: 150416
United States
10/09/2006 02:50 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
Quoting from Mike Ruppert's book CROSSING THE RUBICON..

"I’m capitalizing the phrase “Peak Oil” to indicate that it’s a historical event. It’s an unavoidable, utterly transformative crisis, and an increasing body of evidence
suggests two major consequences. I’ll state them here in the starkest terms; later I’ll add reassuring qualifiers and a few formulations that might be more palatable. But it comes to this: first, in order to prevent the extinction of the human race,
the world’s population must be reduced by as many as four billion people. Second, especially since 9/11, this reality has been secretly accepted and is being acted upon by world leaders. In this chapter I marshal the evidence for this disturbing pair of hypotheses which, taken together, constitute the ultimate motive for the attacks of September 11th, 2001."

(4 billion of 6 billion aka two thirds)

The bible says..

"In the whole land," declares the LORD, "two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it."

hmmmm shark
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 150047
United States
10/09/2006 02:57 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
The Earth needs a bowel movement to cleanse itself of the vile filth of evil people. They know who they are.
AA (OP)

User ID: 151300
United States
10/09/2006 03:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
The Earth needs a bowel movement to cleanse itself of the vile filth of evil people. They know who they are.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 150047



Yea... too bad the depopulation wont take care of the evils bastards perpetrating it.
"Pray, v:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy." - Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 150047
United States
10/09/2006 03:14 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
Oh but it will. See they know God is going to depopulate it His way but that is bet for the PTB so they because of spite and fear want to depopulate it their way.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 150047
United States
10/09/2006 03:15 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
That is suppose to read--

Oh but it will. See they know God is going to depopulate it His way but that is BAD for the PTB so they because of spite and fear want to depopulate it their way.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 152890
United Kingdom
10/09/2006 03:17 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
What is World Overshoot Day?

Beginning on October 9th and continuing through the end of the year, the world will be living beyond its ecological means. Ecological Footprint accounting shows that, as of October 9th, humanity will have already consumed the total amount of new resources nature will produce this year.

Each year Global Footprint Network calculates humanity’s Ecological Footprint (its demand on cropland, pasture, forests and fisheries) and compares it with global biocapacity (the ability of these ecosystems to generate resources and absorb wastes). Ecological Footprint accounting can be used to determine the exact date we, as a global community, begin running our annual ecological deficit. Designated “World Overshoot Day,” this year demand begins outstripping supply on October 9.





Related Links



Contribute to Ending Overshoot!




What is a Footprint?




Global Footprints and World Trends




Methodology




About Global Footprint Network




Our Partners



Overshoot has been called ‘the biggest issue you’ve never heard of.’ Yet despite its lack of publicity, its causes and effects are as simple as they are significant.In any given year, if trees are cut down faster than they grow back, then forests become smaller than the year before. If more fish are caught each year than spawn, there will be fewer fish in the sea. The consequences of our accumulating ecological debt also include global climate change, species extinction, insecure energy supplies, water shortages, and crop failure.

As humanity’s consumption of resources increases, World Overshoot Day creeps earlier on the calendar. Humanity’s first Overshoot Day was December 19, 1987. By 1995 it had jumped back a month to 21 November. Today, with Overshoot Day on October 9, humanity's Ecological Footprint is almost thirty per cent larger than the planet’s biocapacity this year. In other words, it now takes more than one year and three months for the Earth to regenerate what we use in a single year.

What is Overshoot?

Today, humanity uses about 30% more in one year than nature can regenerate in that same year. This is called “overshoot”. An ecological overshoot of 30% means that it takes one year and about three months for the Earth to regenerate what is being used by people in one year, creating an ecological deficit.

We currently maintain this overshoot by liquidating the planet’s natural resources. For example we can cut trees faster than they re-grow, and catch fish at a rate faster than they repopulate. While this can be done for a short while, overshoot ultimately leads to the depletion of resources on which our economy depends.

Overshoot is like ecological overspending. Just as any business that does not keep financial books will go bankrupt over time, we must document whether we’re living within our ecological budget or running an ecological deficit that will eventually deplete our renewable assets.
How is Overshoot Day Calculated?

[ world biocapacity / world Ecological Footprint ] x 365 = Overshoot Day

Put simply, Overshoot day shows the day on which our total Ecological Footprint (measured in global hectares) is equal to the biocapacity (also measured in global hectares) that nature can regenerate in that year. For the rest of the year, we are accumulating debt by depleting our natural capital and letting waste accumulate.

The day of the year on which humanity enters into overshoot is calculated by calculating the ratio of global available biocapacity to global Ecological Footprint and multiplying by 365. From this, we find the number of days of demand that the biosphere could supply, and the number of days we operate in overshoot.

This ratio shows that in just 282 days, we demand the biosphere’s entire capacity for the year 2006. The 282nd day of the year is October 9th.

[link to www.footprintnetwork.org]
HoosierMama
User ID: 150416
United States
10/09/2006 04:27 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
"..in order to prevent the extinction of the human race,
the world’s population must be reduced by as many as four billion people."

Link to the book:
www.think-aboutit.com/conspiracy/CrossingTheRubicon.pdf

That's a huge statement. Do you think it's a realistic claim?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 129126
United States
10/09/2006 04:34 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
KING ARNULF Now, I know what some of you must be thinking... the day has
come.... we're all going down, etc. etc. But let's get away
from the fantasy and look at the FACTS.
FACT ONE - The threat of total destruction has kept the peace
for one thousand years.
FACT TWO - The chances of it failing now are therefore one in
three hundred and sixty-five thousand.
FACT THREE...

By this time the water is up to people's knees, and several have
crowded onto the lower steps to avoid getting wet.

KING ARNULF FACT THREE - Our safety regulations are the most rigorous in
the world. We are all nice to each other, we never rub each
other up the wrong way or contradict each other, do we?
CROWD No.

Rumble. The buildings sink and masonry falls.

CITIZEN We... er... do seem to be going down quite fast, Your Majesty
- not trying to contradict you, course.
KING ARNULF No, of course you're not, citizen. But let's stick to the
facts. There has NEVER been a safer, more certain way of
keeping the peace. So whatever's happening, you can rest
assured, Hy-Brasil is NOT sinking. Repeat, NOT sinking.
AA (OP)

User ID: 151300
United States
10/09/2006 04:54 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Earth's ecological debt crisis worsens - NWO Depopulation soon at hand...
When global warming finally changes melts enough ice to raise the water level significantly and change major ocean currents it will be dog eat dog. Quite a horrible way for the human race to go.

Quite amazing to think if you took out indea and china from the equation you would elimate a third of the world's population.
"Pray, v:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy." - Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

News








We're dropping truth bombs like it's the end of days!