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  1. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    And the 7.158 billion turn their world into their graveyard because?

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day 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%.

  3. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    “The power of population is so superior to the power of the Earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race.”
    The late-18th century philosopher Thomas Malthus wrote these ominous words in an essay on what he saw as the dire future of humanity. Humans’ unquenchable urge to reproduce, Malthus argued, would ultimately lead us to overpopulate the planet, eat up all its resources and die in a mass famine.
    But what is the maximum “power of the Earth to produce subsistence,” and when will our numbers push the planet to its limit? More importantly, was Malthus’ vision of the future correct?
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    Many scientists think Earth has a maximum carrying capacity of 9 billion to 10 billion people.
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    http://www.livescience.com/16493-people-planet-earth-support.html

  4. Joseph Couture

    Joseph Couture GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day 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!

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day 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

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 23 hours ago

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

  7. David B

    David B said, about 23 hours ago

    Oh Frack it!

  8. Mr King

    Mr King said, about 23 hours ago

    This is the only earth we have folks.


    Can you please clean up after yourselves, and leave it the way you found it?



    Somehow, trying to put a mountain top back the way you found it doesn’t quite work.

  9. Finsterlaine

    Finsterlaine said, about 23 hours ago

    Day before and day after…all the other days, pretty much. Why?
    The answer’s green….as in money.

  10. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, about 21 hours ago

    @Finsterlaine

    That does explain the ignorance of those who Refuse to see

  11. Condoreggs

    Condoreggs GoComics PRO Member said, about 19 hours ago

    Earth Day, really just a day of memoriam. Are God and Nature then at strife, That Nature lends such evil dreams? IN Memoriam A.H.H.

  12. Mad4U

    Mad4U said, about 17 hours ago

    There is no scientifically proven link between cigarette smoking and cancer. Oh wait, wrong decade. There is no scientifically proven link between the use of fossil fuels and global warming.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 16 hours 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.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 16 hours 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.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 16 hours 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.

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