Friday, January 31, 2014
Human Population Growth and Wildlife Extinction
The human population is now more than 7.3 billion. That's about 75 million more people very year. Each of them, like the rest of us, needs food, water, and shelter to survive. The planet isn't getting any bigger. Our once abundant resources are becoming ever more scarce. The natural world we depend on is being shredded. We are pushing the wild creatures that share space with us to extinction.
The Center for Biological Diversity has released a powerful 90 second video that links continued human population growth with the destruction of our Earth's biological bounty. There are already 7.3 billion people, and we are still adding well over 200,000 to that number every single day. How many is enough? The case can be made that we are already well past that point. Our human reproductive hubris is destroying the living fabric of our Earth.
That is the very clear message in this new video. Here is the link... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vn8rXbTgWg&feature=youtu.be