The Royal Society has this week (26 April 2012) released a report which gives an overview of the link between global population and consumption, and which looks at what the implications are for a finite planet. In this YouTube clip, Sir John Sulston discusses the report. It is good to see such a renowned organisation as the Royal Society involved in this report, which underlines what many people are starting to say: we can’t afford to continue on the same path; something will have to give.
It seems amazing, but until recently I never really stopped and thought about the fact that earth is a biosphere, and what that means. It’s almost embarrassing to admit, but there it is. When you think about it, whatever is here, stays here. Continue reading