A Green Once Lost

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Over the past couple of decades, we have evolved as a society, grown as a society, and have on occasion, come together as a society. Though there is a not too distant future that is as bleak as the darkness under our eyes when we fall asleep at night. The possibility of wars being fought over the last remaining resources won’t seem so far off, nor that of a work of fiction. As of October 31, 2011, the world saw a population of 7 billion people, another billion by the year 2024, finally finding stabilization at 10 billion by the year 2062, just 38 years later. (Worldometers) Unable to support the population on a grand scale due to the jump, resources will be depleted at an alarming rate. An article was posted to the UK online Newspaper The Observer entitled, “Earth ‘will expire by 2050.” There, editors Mark Townsend and Jason Burke wrote this: Earth's population will be forced to colonize two planets within 50 years if natural resources continue to be exploited at the current rate… Experts say that seas will become emptied of fish while forests - which absorb carbon dioxide emissions - are completely destroyed and freshwater supplies become scarce and polluted. (Burke) Though this may seem outrageous to some people, it does make you cringe to a point of thinking just what you can do to change all this. Carbon footprint is everything nowadays. It comes down to: household emissions, exhaust released from your car, depending upon the car’s make and model, how we transport ourselves, how much food we waste as individuals/by family. Everything. As seen in figure 1, we have far overused the Earth’s biological capacity, which can only ... ... middle of paper ... ...272 (110th: America COMPETES Act.” GovTrack.us. Civic Impulse, LLC, n.d. Web. 01 May 2014. “LEED.” U.S. Green Building Council. N.p.,n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. Rogers, Simon, and Lisa Evans. “World Carbon Dioxide Emissions Data by Country: China Speeds ahead of the rest.” Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 31 Jan. 2011. Web. 08 May 2014. “Top Ten Green U.S. cities.”Mother Nature Network. Southern Company, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014. 52Fphotos%252Ftop-10-green-us-cities%252F3-boston-mass “Worldometers – Real Time Statistics.” Worldometers. N.p.,n.d. Web 30 Apr. 2014. .

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