WWF calls for global poverty to save earth

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WWF: Overpopulation Threatening Earth


May 15, 2012, 7:54pm

MANILA, Philippines - GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) – The spiraling global population and over-consumption are threatening the future health of the planet, the conservation group WWF warned on Tuesday.

The demand on natural resources has become unsustainable and is putting “tremendous” pressure on the planet’s biodiversity, the WWF said.

In its latest survey of the Earth’s health, the WWF named Qatar as the country with the largest ecological footprint, followed by its Middle Eastern neighbors – Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.
Denmark and the United States (US) made up the remaining top five, calculated by comparing the renewable resources consumed against the Earth’s regenerative capacity.
The Living Planet Report found that high-income countries have an ecological footprint on average five times that of low-income ones.

Across the globe, the footprint has doubled since 1966.

“We are living as if we have an extra planet at our disposal,” said Jim Leape, WWF International director general.

“We are using 50 percent more resources that the Earth can sustainably produce, and unless we change course, that number will grow fast – by 2030, even two planets will not be enough.”

The survey, compiled every two years, reported an average of 30 percent decrease in biodiversity since 1970, rising to 60 percent in the hardest-hit tropical regions.
The decline has been most rapid in lower income countries, “demonstrating how the poorest and most vulnerable nations are subsidizing the lifestyles of wealthier countries,” the WWF said.
Globally, around 13 million hectares of forest were lost each year between 2000 and 2010.
“An ever-growing demand for resources by a growing population is putting tremendous pressures on our planet's biodiversity and is threatening our future security, health and well-being,” the group said.
The report comes ahead of the Rio+20 gathering in June, the fourth major summit on sustainable development since 1972.

As this developed, French President-elect Francois Hollande have confirmed they will be among the 100 global leaders at the summit seeking to outline a path towards an economy that can balance economic growth, poverty eradication, and protection of the environment.
The WWF wants to see more efficient production systems that would reduce human demand for land, water, and energy, and a change in governmental policy that would measure a country’s success beyond its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figure.

But the immediate focus must be on drastically shrinking the ecological footprint of high-income countries, particularly their carbon footprint, the WWF said.
“Rio+20 can and must be the moment for governments to set a new course towards sustainability,” said Leape.

This report is like a planetary check-up, and the results indicate we have a very sick planet, said Jonathan Baillie, conservation programme director of the Zoological Society of London, which co-produced the report along with the Global Footprint Network.
 

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I'm sorry; how does the WWF saying the world as a whole needs to consume LESS resources all of a sudden become "WWF calls for World Poverty"? I'll give you this Kirk; you could write some good headlines for Alex if you wanted. I'm sure he'd pay you somewhat well.
 

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I'm sorry; how does the WWF saying the world as a whole needs to consume LESS resources all of a sudden become "WWF calls for World Poverty"? I'll give you this Kirk; you could write some good headlines for Alex if you wanted. I'm sure he'd pay you somewhat well.
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I'm suing to make them change their name to World Wildlife Entertainment.
 

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Son, your melodramatic hyperbole will serve you will in this Corps.
 

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The new anti human captain planet, which is what todays environmentalism is all about. It has nothing to do with the environment, its just a bunch of watermelons (green on the outside red on the inside) trying to control everyone.
 

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The new anti human captain planet, which is what todays environmentalism is all about. It has nothing to do with the environment, its just a bunch of watermelons (green on the outside red on the inside) trying to control everyone.
That's racist.
 

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I'm sorry; how does the WWF saying the world as a whole needs to consume LESS resources all of a sudden become "WWF calls for World Poverty"? I'll give you this Kirk; you could write some good headlines for Alex if you wanted. I'm sure he'd pay you somewhat well.
They said poorer nations are better for the earth, did you not read it? The message is, give all your wealth to the politicians so they can decide what you need and what you don't need, its better for the earth. Green on the outside, red on the inside, says it all.
 

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They said poorer nations are better for the earth, did you not read it? The message is, give all your wealth to the politicians so they can decide what you need and what you don't need, its better for the earth. Green on the outside, red on the inside, says it all.
Settle down there Reed Richards.

Get it, because you're stretching.
 

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They said poorer nations are better for the earth, did you not read it? The message is, give all your wealth to the politicians so they can decide what you need and what you don't need, its better for the earth. Green on the outside, red on the inside, says it all.
No, they didn't.
 

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Sad thing is that Kirk is actually right for once. These people do want to reduce the population and make people live in poverty. Other people, of course. Not them.
 

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I'm sorry; how does the WWF saying the world as a whole needs to consume LESS resources all of a sudden become "WWF calls for World Poverty".
Leaving an ecological footprint is synonymous with conducting economic activity. All our resources, for everything we do, come from the Earth. The more we do, the more resources we use. And wealth comes from economic activity.

So yes, when you're calling for a reduced ecological footprint, you are calling for reduced wealth. The opposite of wealth is poverty.

Poverty is exactly what they are calling for.
 

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So yes, when you're calling for a reduced ecological footprint, you are calling for reduced wealth. The opposite of wealth is poverty.

Poverty is exactly what they are calling for.
So when you're calling for weight loss, you're calling for reduced obesity. The opposite of obesity is starvation.

So anybody who promotes weight loss is calling for starvation?
 

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So when you're calling for weight loss, you're calling for reduced obesity. The opposite of obesity is starvation.

So anybody who promotes weight loss is calling for starvation?
Economies aren't people. They don't die from too much growth. Starving them kills them. These assholes want two kinds of people. Themselves and drones who service them. The drones must be kept abjectly poor in order to keep them under control.
 

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Economies aren't people. They don't die from too much growth. Starving them kills them. These assholes want two kinds of people. Themselves and drones who service them. The drones must be kept abjectly poor in order to keep them under control.
Good points... good points.

I just checked. The CEO of the WWF makes a salary of nearly half a million bucks/year, and I highly doubt that he lives in a yak hide yurt and commutes to work in a birchbark canoe.
 

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The lost tribe of Israel will save us. Well those of us that are not kooks.