|Between 1/3 and 1/2 of Earth's surface has been transformed by humans|
Pave The Earth Syndrome
"Human alteration of Earth is substantial and growing. Between one-third and one-half of the land surface has been transformed by human action; the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has increased by nearly 30 percent since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution; more atmospheric nitrogen is fixed by humanity than by all natural terrestrial sources combined; more than half of all accessible surface fresh water is put to use by humanity; and about one-quarter of the bird species on Earth have been driven to extinction. By these and other standards, it is clear that we live on a human-dominated planet." - Source
Replace our present competitive, centralized, materialistic, perpetual growth system with one that is:
- sustainable, and
- works with nature, rather than dominates it.
If each of us consumes more closely to what amounts to our "fair share", the world will be a more equitable place.
We can 'whoa - stop!', the human transformation of the Earth into a smoking, desolate, wasteland by the bulldozers of greed and ego.
I am standing in their way. Will you join me?