At 11/3/03 06:53 AM, hugh_jarse wrote:
We've robbed her of forestation, sustainable soil, ground water, resources, fauna, ozone etc. etc.
you mean cut down trees and destroyed perfectly good soild that would be very usefull for farming? yes we did.
We've polluted the air, soil and the water. We've polluted each other.
Yes, not us specifically - from what i understand - but the approach we have held for manufacturing for far too long. only in the lase few years have we even remotely become concerned with the effects our businesses have had on nature. It may not be all that cheap but yes, we do have to make sacrifices to our "profits" in order to survive.
Recycling has been established far too long from any position to do any good.
Sorry, but that makes no sense.
:We've exhausted our food supplies and oxygen.
Not quite yet. If we had, we would be dead by now. there's just massive pollution in some areas and an extremely unbalanced distribution of the world's food resources. In spite of what you may think, we - as a planet - currently grow enough food to feed the population of the earth. It's just that countries that grow the food do not distribute it among every peson in the planet (uneconomical). Also, if underdeveloped countries actually had the capital to develop the farmland that they have and implement modern farming techniques (so as not to loose any farmable land to desertification) the wourld could comfortably house a much larger number of people (20 billion i think).
:Forgotten about the populations living outside of our lands, that suffer daily.
on a global scale you can't do that, outside our lands means outside the earth on that scale ( i assume that's the scale youre talking about )
Unless something happens, now.
I dont think we'll live out the end of this century..
i think this century we will be fine, it's century after next that we would not survive (at this rate)