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World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline

by Damian Carrington

Overpopulation

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The 1970's efforts to deal with population were abandoned. Now, population growth, like global warming, cannot be stopped in time to save Earth's species and ecosystems.

A New Law of Ecocide Required

In December 2015 we want at least one of the 122 countries who are signed up to the Treaty of Rome to table an amendment, a proposed addition, a 5th international crime to this statute (4 already exist: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, Crimes of Aggression). 139 more words

Wildlife

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[caption id="attachment_27309" align="alignnone" width="584"]A barren Great Basin landscape where native vegetation was replaced by the fire-prone invasive Cheatgrass. A barren Great Basin landscape where native vegetation was replaced by the fire-prone invasive Cheatgrass.[/caption] Ecosystem protection and Animal Rights are two sides of a coin. Neither can exist without the other.

Call for greater protection of endangered lynx in the US

New rules reduce rare wild cats critical habitat despite extending legal protection in 48 states, conservationists say
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Source: www.theguardian.com

GR:  Human demand for land for growth and profit gradually overcome the needs of wildlife.  36 more words

Nature Conservation

From Pine Beetles to Disappearing Glaciers, NASA Scientists Tell of "Dramatic" Planetary Changes

In addition to droughts and floods, anthropogenic climate disturbances scientists and astronauts can see from space include fires, insect outbreaks and more direct human impacts. 25 more words

Nature Conservation

Animals are dying off 1,000 times FASTER now that humans are present

“Brown University scientists in Providence found that the pre-human extinction rate was 10 times lower than scientists had believed, which means that the current level is 10 times worse. 168 more words

Nature Conservation

USA poll finds renewable energy favoured far more than coal, gas, nuclear power

“Energy efficiency, renewable energy rules favored by voters, poll finds, Cleveland.com By John Funk, The Plain Dealer on September 05, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio voters favor the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency mandates that Republican lawmakers just put on ice for two years, a new poll suggests.” 168 more words

Human Impact

Limits to Growth was right. Research shows pending collapse as human population rises and resources decline

Four decades after publication, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon.by Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander, The Guardian, September 2, 2014… 1,173 more words

Human Impact