Quotes

  • The medical argument for animal testing doesn’t stand up. Even if it did, I don’t think we should kill other species. We think we’re so much better; I’m not sure we are. I tell people, “We’ve beaten into submission every animal on the face of the Earth, so we are the clear winners of whatever battle is going on between the species. Couldn’t we be generous? I really do think it’s time to get nice. No need to keep beating up on them. I think we’ve got to show that we’re kind.
    -Paul McCartney

Impact of Population Growth Print E-mail
  • Supplies of water for irrigation are declining around the world as underground water reserves - aquifers - become depleted faster than nature can fill them. Groundwater overdrafting is now widespread in the crop-producing regions of central and northern China, northwest and southern India, parts of Pakistan, much of the Western United States, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Nearly half the earth's land mass already has been changed by human activity - wetlands filled in, forests cut down, prairies plowed under. Runoff from farms, industries, and urban areas has resulted in some 50 "dead zones" in
    coastal waters.
  • Among the ocean's 200 major fish stocks, 35% are in decline, and another 25% are being fully exploited. 
  • Species are going extinct at a faster rate than ever before, including the time when dinosaurs were dying out.
 
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