Saturday, 27 December 2008

The human population is the biggest threat to the planet

The global human population grows by a city the size of London every month. This growth is the greatest threat the planet faces.

The article below is from the excellent Resurgence magazine, issue 51 (Nov/Dec 08), pp. 14-17. It should be standard reading for everyone who cares about the environment, or who is thinking of bringing yet more children into the world (click on the images to enlarge).

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Animal-free diets and the environment

We have covered this in the past. If we eat a diet based on animal products it is bad for the environment and human health (and other animals!). Thankfully this message is appearing with more frequency - however the angry denial and resistance each time it appears (even when the message is only to cut down the amount - not even to cut it out completely!) is out of all proportion to the valid message, showing that most humans are unwilling to contemplate any way of life except the one that is easiest and most familiar to them. It's a fact of life that most people are stupid.