October 24, 2006

The 2006 Living Planet Report was released by the WWF today. The group’s biennial statement on the state of the natural world, says that on current projections humanity will be using two planets’ worth of natural resources by 2050 — if those resources have not run out by then.

The BBC has a nice summary page with maps and graphs. If you're a sucker for maps as I am... The full report can be found here. [pdf] Interesting to note, our dear Turkmenistan is the undisputed leader of Annual Water Withdrawals Per Person, By Country

  • This is good, as I had only read previously the Artificial Plant Report.
  • *slaps forehead* Uh, thanks for pointing out my gross error Ralph.
  • ...and, in the last BBC graphic, what is it you Brits have against the penguins, anyway?
  • Bloody sad. see also
  • If the American consumption is applied to other parts of the world, the world will be eating itself. -Nice quote from islander's link above It's Planet folks, planet! *Chews pumice and gnashes teeth* *nods to Medusa*
  • They listed Australia in their little graphic, but not Canada, and we're not only bigger, but I bet we're just as bad for the environment! Stupid BBC non-rhotic bias.
  • We're number four! yay
  • Nature finds a way. *eats own young*
  • Maybe if you offer a live sacrifice to Monkeybashi, she'll change the title. This article is too sad for words.
  • Nature finds a way Nature does seem to find ways of dealing with critters who live beyond their means and it will be our immediate descendants who will pay our debts, if we don't manage to engineer our own extermination first.
  • Maybe if you offer a live sacrifice to Monkeybashi, she'll change the title. Mmm, tasty firstborn. I'm doing my bit to reduce the human footprint, one baby at a time. *burp*
  • *bows to the Monkeybashi* And I completely agree with the notion of nature finds a way, however I'm apt to believe that nature will not include humans in its final master plan. Roaches perhaps... big juicy piles of stinky hissing roaches.
  • I, for one, welcome our inevitable roach overlords.
  • *overnights a box of roach egg capsules to nunia*