If no naturally productive farmland, no bio-diversity, no forests, no pure fresh air, no safe fresh water, no fish - then what?@pdeppisch http://goo.gl/Ueodsq
This blog is based on a question by Peter Deppisch. It is the only one we should be asking as we approach the Paris Summit on Climate Change. Most will likely simply answer by claiming the question is alarmist. But is it, really? Each of those domains is diminishing more precipitously every year under the relentless pressures of our growing population and of our science and technology. So far, all our efforts to stem this tide by technology (solar panels etc.) have done no more than make it a little less bad. All this slippage would respond immediately to a humane and orderly reduction in the vastly disproportionate size of our species and to concentrated efforts to restore natural biomes as enhanced carbon sinks. Remember that the more of us, the more unlikely the second part of the previous sentence becomes.