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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Human civilisation 'will collapse' unless greed culture is stopped, report warns

These reports just keep coming and coming and don't appear that they will stop anytime soon.

"Human civilisation would “collapse” and efforts to tackle global warming will fail unless the world curbs its culture of greed and excessive consumerism, a report has warned."

This is unlikely to happen since all the governments are on record as saying that economies need to grow and consumers need to spend if we are to recover from the global recession. How can we solve the problem of global warming if we don't cut consumption? This is yet more proof that we are out of kilter with the world we live when we need to continue developing a problem (consuming too much that Mother Nature has to offer).

"The world's population is burning through the planet's resources at such a reckless rate – about 28 per cent more last year - it will eventually cause environmental havoc, said the Worldwatch Institute, a US think-tank."

Wow!! That's quite an increase in only one year? So we have followed our lovely caring politicians and consumed like those lovely old Beatniks with their mantra - "work, produce, consume, work, produce, consume, work, produce, consume".

Will The last one left alive on the planet, please switch off the light. Thanks.

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