This is a satellite image showing the nighttime illumination of various regions of the globe. Look how bright America is...don't you love industrialization and progress? Too bad global-warming and conservationist alarmists don't see it that way...
BEIJING - Humans are stripping nature at an unprecedented rate and will need two planets' worth of natural resources every year by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a report published Tuesday by the World Wildlife Fund and the Global Footprint Network.
"For more than 20 years we have exceeded the Earth's ability to support a consumptive lifestyle that is unsustainable and we cannot afford to continue down this path," WWF Director-General James Leape said in releasing the 2006 Living Planet Report in Beijing.
"If everyone around the world lived as those in America, we would need five planets to support us," Leape added.
It's so typical of liberal bed-wetters to blame the successful for the failures of the fruitless. The reason America can support her population is because our fertility rate is around 2.1, barely above replacement rate. In places where population is outstripping resources, India, Africa, etc.., they are having 4-5 babies minimum per adult. They have multiple offspring when they cannot even afford to feed themselves. If liberals are so concerned about dwindling resources they should get the poor and unproductive to stop reproducing like rabbits. It's not an issue of conspicuous consumption in America, it's an issue of conspicuous reproduction in places that cannot support it.
Heaven forbid that people should be reminded of the possible consequences of their abysmal life decisions, or encouraged not to have babies they cannot afford. Why, that would be judgemental. It's never their own fault that they and their 12 children are destitute and hungry. It's the fault of people half way around the world who consume too much.
It's kind of ironic that this idiot from WWF is making this statement against the U.S. from Beijing. China has the world's largest population, the fastest growing economy, the most accelerated consumption of oil, no pollution standards or controls, and one of the worst human rights and civil rights records in the world. But as always with liberals, America is the source of all evil and suffering in the modern world.