Friday, December 09, 2016

COTW: A Correlation That Cannot Be Denied

This chart courtesy of the US Geological Survey and the University of Idaho shows the unmistakable correlation between human population growth and the extinction of other species on Earth.  As the global population of humans reaches 15 billion in this century, animals will be forced to exist in smaller and smaller pockets of still wild land where the will face eventual starvation and disease.  Only if man has the compassion to set aside enough intact habitat for his fellow creatures will they have a chance to co-exist.  US Person is not optimistic given the profit-driven economic systems which depend on unlimited exploitation of the natural world human's are willing to tolerate for their own increasingly uncomfortable survival.