Gallery: The Top 5 Environmental Issues Humanity Should Be Thinking Abo...

 

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Like too many fruit flies in a bottle, there are now so many humans on this finite planet that we are changing our environment to be less favorable for a comfortable and enduring future. And, although we try not to alarm folks, any ecologist worth his salt knows that at some point density-dependent mortality factors eventually kick-in that keep populations from overshooting their environmental, or planetary, carrying-capacity. Certainly, our technology and cleverness have helped us elevate our species’ carrying-capacity, but our explosive population growth will soon outstrip these advantages as we exceed planetary boundaries. While there is much Earth-angst and hand-wringing over a long list of environmental issues, five green issues really and truly deserve serious attention and action by our species if we are to dodge excessive loss and adversity.

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  4. hearthstone July 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    There are too many bad things to be *against* in this world.
    There is *no* commonly held vision/idea about what this world should be like in order to be considered to be the optimal home for all those who share this world.
    It is the highest time to start to be *for* what this world should be at its optimum.
    Thanks, Hearthstone – http://www.ModelEarth.Org .

  5. Carol Brooks July 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I would only like to add that “other” beings, species, and all of creation have ultimate value whether or NOT they are of value to human beings, don’t you think? Their value is simply innate!

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