all-consumin’ humans use 50% more than planet can offer – report - carbon dioxide absorbent
These are the main findings of the just-released live Planet 2012 report in Geneva.
This report is a semi-annual analysis of the health of our planet and the impact of human activity.
It studies in detail the physical conditions of our planet, the need for our planet and the solutions to our planet.
The demand section measures how much land and water people need to produce the resources they consume (
Such as food and wood)
Land infrastructure and absorb the carbon dioxide they produce.
This data is then compared to the biological capacity of the Earth, which means the natural ability to meet this demand.
In 2007 alone, the ecological footprint of human beings-an indicator of human stress on nature-exceeded the biological capacity of the Earth at an astonishing 50 per cent.
The report went on to explain that more than half meant 1.
The renewable resources used by the Earth in 2007 and absorbed carbon dioxide for five years (carbon dioxide)waste.
All of this began in the 1970 s, when humans began to use what the Earth could not give as a whole.
We have passed points where the annual ecological footprint matches the Earth's annual biological capacity and have continued to do so since then.
Clearly, not all countries are equal in consumption.
The income country is three times that of the middle-income country.
Income country, five times that of low-income countries
Fifth in America.
The ecological footprint per capita is the highest.
According to the report, in fact, if people all over the world live like Americans, then there are more than four people on Earth --
In order to meet the demand, valuable resources and carbon absorption are needed.
The four countries with large ecological footprints are Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Denmark.
Since 1970, human beings have destroyed about the biodiversity of the Earth.
This means, on average, species (
The size of the population decreased by 2008 between 1970 and 1 out of 3.
It is measured by the Living Planet Index, tracking the average changes in animal populations from around the world.
According to the report, freshwater species decreased by 35 percentage points, marine species decreased by 25 percentage points, and land species decreased by 24 percentage points.