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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rio +20: Living in Denial

According to CNN, Rio +20 is billed by its organizers as a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to safeguard our planet for generations to come.

There's been an endless amount of hype from environmentalists who are constantly claiming that it's not too late to save the planet.

Folks, the truth about the planet is that the only way to "save" it is to reduce the human population drastically. Which is why the politicians put on their shows and act like they're doing something to make civilization's growth "sustainable."

Forget it. This finite planet simply cannot support the number of people living on it today, much less the two billion more who intend to live off it just 37 years in the future. Something has got to give and it's not going to be pretty. The sooner the public wakes up to realize this, the sooner we get politicians start to tell the dark truth about sustainability. If we intend to have 9 billion humans living on this planet in 2050, we are going to have to shrink the economy and reduce the per capita ecological footprint. There is no sustainable solution which is compatible with the idea of a growing economy on this planet and it's time that everyone woke up and smelled the coffee.

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