Earth’s Systems in Rapid Decline

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Aug 9, 2011 Comments Off

A new study estimates that without dealing with the big issues of the 21st century: population, overconsumption, and inefficient resource use, “humanity will need 27 planet Earths by 2050.” In the U.S., areas such as the Chesapeake Bay region are suffering from immigrant-driven population growth, which has put a burden on the resources available to support wildlife and living standards within the area. The Chesapeake Bay report demonstrates the effects of regional overpopulation on the environment, and supports the notion that our country and our world does not contain enough land or resources to support a growing population or an increasing human appetite for consumption of resources.