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1 “If one assumes a reasonable and sustainable quality of life for each person, the carrying capacity of the Earth is about 500 million human beings. At almost 7.3 billion little miracles and counting, we as a people are more than 14 times over gross. Even if the carrying capacity is a quantum level higher at 5 billion souls, the population exceeds capacity. With deficit spending, we are effectively spending and consuming today for 10 billion consumers or twice the most expansive gross carrying capacity of the Earth. All of Mother Nature’s resources are pledged and committed which leaves us with nothing more to sacrifice and consume.”
0 “That is gross. They say we are spending the kids’ and the grandkids’ money. We are actually consuming their resources without permission or reflection. Too many of us are devouring resources for two.”
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Bumper stickers of the week:
7.3+ billion persons + deficit consumption = 10 billion ‘consumption person’ units
7.3+ billion persons x 1.33 deficit consumption multiplier = circa 10 billion ‘consumption person’ units
“I don’t believe in global climate change, but personally I do believe that the climate is changing quickly and I now believe that man may be partly responsible.”
“The American way of life is not up for negotiations. Period.” George H. W. Bush. “Correct. I do not negotiate, son. I impose. Exclamation point!” Mother Nature