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Matt Wuerker

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    First world desires for consumables, has consumed far too much. We’re only lucky, so far, that all 7.2 billion haven’t reached the standard of living of the 1%.

  2. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 1 year ago

    We should now be building a fleet of star-drive space ships to re-locate on one of these near-earth planets that astronomers have discovered, so we can use up its resources in a thousand years.

    Oh, wait! Then, probably only 1% of us may be allowed to go!

    Never mind!

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Watch this video by Hans Rosling on Gap Minder. He has a convincing argument the earth’s population is self limited.
    http://www.gapminder.org/videos/dont-panic-the-facts-about-population/#.U1ex9lVdV5c

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    Putting a tax on carbon would be quite a bit less expensive than finding a new planet.

  5. David B

    David B said, about 1 year ago

    Oh Frack it!

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Truist

    Sadly Malthus was correct in that the population versus use of the land is like a dead man’s switch. Always waiting to activate. So far we have over come it but we may not be able to this time. And failure could be catastrophic for us and affect every living thing on this planet. A hurdle we must win or we lose as an intelligent species. Could put us back thousands of years.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ted Lind

    So if it self limiting why did we reach 7 billion in just 15 years? We just are stupid as a race aka species. A die back after slim resource lines are cut off by multiple failures to tenuous links of carbon. The gradual heating of the Earth is making it harder to grow crops.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Truist

    The rich are doing it faster including you and me who consume so much.
    25% energy use.
    25% waste production.
    6% of the global population.
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    That is just us in the USA. There are still billions to go and the top population of the richest countries consume more than the other 4 billion left over to live marginally as it is.
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    That has to change yesterday. I’d say 1970 was when we should have started. Every hour just makes it compound of interest as in damage needed to be cleaned up.

  9. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Actually, I think 1970 was when we really did start, in a small way. Former freaks, maturing Hippies began to work toward recycling, reducing emissions and many other initiatives. Many of these initiatives became legislation. It grew to a point that President Carter installed solar panels on the White House. That was probably the high-water mark. Reagan ridiculed Carter in his campaign ads, mocking the President’s candid speech to all Americans to guard against waste, try not to consume so much (Oh, horrors!) try to keep our planet healthy. One of the first things Reagan did as president was to remove the solar panels from the W.H. We were then treated to twelve years of Republican rule. Corporate/Industrial America got their way. And here we are.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    The Corporate-Military-Espionage-Marketing Complex has just gotten stronger and larger. Not for the past 12 years but since 1950. With big strides since 1980. The some Drug War 1914-? has been getting worse for 100 years. Most people forget that just because Prohibition of alcohol was stopped in 1933, other drugs were not. With more being added over the years. Talk about letting in the camel of oppression in that opened the tent wide for it to become honored by the propaganda that fed the People who still believe it fervently.

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