If we don’t change our ways soon the entire planet is in big trouble!

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A new report by the Royal Society, chaired by Nobel prize-winning biologist Sir John Sulston warns that world population must be stabilized and consumption in wealthy nations must be reduced or the entire planet is in big trouble. As the report reads: “The number of people living on the planet has never been higher, their levels of consumption are unprecedented and vast changes are taking place in the environment. We can choose to rebalance the use of resources to a more egalitarian pattern of consumption … or we can choose to do nothing and to drift into a downward spiral of economic and environmental ills leading to a more unequal and inhospitable future.”

This is the same warning that President Jimmy Carter gave Americans back in the 1970’s – but it was ignored when Ronald Reagan came to power with a “more positive” message basically telling Americans we can do whatever we want. And then after 9/11 – Bush told us all we should go shopping and consume ever more. And now with corporations calling the shots in Washington – long-term sustainability of the planet takes a back seat to short-term profits.

If we don’t change our ways soon – and embrace clean, alternative energy and educate women around the plant – then we all could be headed for a rough century.

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Educate women around the plant? OK you mean planet, but educate them about WHAT? Birth control? Is that what you were trying to say? Why is it only on the backs of women? It takes two last time I checked. How about men? Often women in those countries are raped or kidnapped and sold as sex slaves! I'm sorry but if you are going to say "educate women" you really need to finish your statement so we know what you are trying to say. Other than that I agree with what has been said.

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