Monday, March 21, 2011

Use a stopper - save a hoppper!

I am not sure that humor can save the world, but it certainly helps.

The Center for Biological Diversity distributed 350,000 free Endangered Species Condoms in all 50 states — as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico — to highlight how unsustainable human population growth is driving species extinct at a cataclysmic rate. Good initiative, and also good that it sees poupulation growht as a problem also in rich countries. After all an American is likely to waste a lot more resources than an Indian or a Sudanese. They write:
  • The United States has by far the highest fertility rate of any developed nation, with a population that has already surpassed 300 million and could reach 450 million by 2050.
  • The combination of rapid population growth and extremely high levels of consumption makes the United States a key factor in the overpopulation equation.

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