The world's consensus on the status of the environment is shifting now, more than ever, into one of concern. As the years have passed pass, especially throughout the last decade or two, we have all seen our environment continue to get more depleted. The earth is warming, the oceans are threatening, the air is smelly, the water dirty and if we do not do something soon, the scientists are telling us that we are going to be in big trouble, more trouble than humanity has ever known and more trouble than humanity is able to get itself out of. How did this happen?
[...] Tilt, Bryan and Pichu Xiao. Industry, Pollution and Environmental Enforcement in Rural China: Implications for Sustainable Development. Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development. Brockport: Spring 2007. Vol Iss. James A. Brander. Viewpoint: Sustainability: Malthus Revisited? The Canadian Journal of Economics. Malden: Feb 2007. Vol Iss. 3. Erik Stokstad. Will Malthus Continue to be Wrong? Science. Washington: Jul Vol Iss.5731; pg Ibid. Ibid. [...]
[...] Ecological Collapse Threatens, The World Today. London: Aug/Sep 2005. Vol Iss. 8/9. Lundberg, Jan. Overpopulation, vegans eating plastic, and the housing bubble, Culture Change. Arcata: Dec Iss.117. Omni. Meat Pollution. New York: Sep 1993. Vol Iss Oster, Shai. Politics & Economics: In China, Activism Is Risky Pursuit; Groups Proliferate but Remain Vulnerable to Wrath of Local Officials. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). New York, N.Y.: Sep Stokstad, Erik. Will Malthus Continue to be Wrong? Science. Washington: Jul Vol Iss.5731. [...]
[...] Environmental degradation is now so severe, with such stark domestic and international repercussions, that pollution poses not only a major long-term burden on the Chinese public but also an acute political challenge to the ruling Communist Party. And it is not clear that China can solve its own problem. The pollution there is so bad that cancer is China's leading cause of death, the Ministry of Health says. Ambient air pollution alone is blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. [...]
[...] Ibid. Ibid. Ibid. Ibid. Ibid. Paul R. Ehrlich and Lawrence H Goulder. Is Current Consumption Excessive? A General Framework and Some Indications for the United States. Conservation Biology. Oxford: Oct 2007. Vol Iss. p Ibid. Bryan Tilt and Pichu Xiao. Industry, Pollution and Environmental Enforcement in Rural China: Implications [...]
[...] And as much as overpopulation is to blame for the degradation of our environment, it is a natural part of the life cycle of humanity, just as much as overpopulation and cancer are. Humans are not meant to be immortal and it is not the case that humans are meant to keep our earth clean generation after generation, despite the fact that every generation has a whole lot more people in it that the generation before it. Just like the dinosaurs, humans will kill themselves, and it looks like this is the way they are going to do it; by destroying the earth to the point where we can no longer live here. [...]
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