What 11 Billion People Mean for Earth’s Animals


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13 thoughts on “What 11 Billion People Mean for Earth’s Animals

  1. Well, depending on how large the number of morally bankrupt idiots there are in the group, it probably means no less than utter disaster, Amelia. That is just so sad about Madgascar. It’s like a swarm of killer bees invade a place and strip it of everything in their path. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! Blessings, Natalie 🙂

    • You do cheer me up, Natalie, even when you are talking about the most serious things 🙂 🙂
      I think the “morally bankrupt idiots” may well take all the space up in the group. The rest of us will be out in the cold. I would head for the trees, but there probably won’t be any left! The killer bees will have stripped those as well – along with the locusts 🙂

      • I’m sorry. I know I shouldn’t have laughed at your reply, Amelia.
        But the way you put it about the rest of us reminded me of an expression we have over here, SOL, shit out of luck. Or we could hope the morally bankrupt idiots will run into hordes of killer bees whilst they are out committing their dastardly deeds against the earth, its creatures, and humanity. That’s my current prayer at any rate. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

    • Oh my, Natalie. I love your ‘quaint’ expressions LOL. I think it’s time we made greed and ignorance international crimes against the planet, and the rest of us (and enforce it). The prisons would be a bit full though – if they ever caught them. 🙂

  2. This is a good article and we see, once again, how illiteracy takes a heavy toll on the planet, while being exploited by the black market.

    One comment in the original news article quotes a movie script to depict the extent of destruction caused by human activity: “… Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. … ”

    Thank you for sharing. Amelia.

    • Perfect quote! This is exactly what we do, Carmen. Invade, breed prolifically, drink the well dry and abandon for greener pastures. Then the whole process starts again somewhere else. We are, as the author of the quote says, ‘a virus…’

      And those non-corporation members of the human race (not of course from Third World countries) who are also helping to populate the planet at such an alarming rate, are the ones primarily aiding the exploitation of it and its resources in the first place. They are among the biggest consumers.

      Not forgetting those who simply don’t care anyway as long as they have their daily needs (after all, the future doesn’t belong to them – today is their only concern).

      Then we have the corporate and criminal variety who treat land and animals as commodities which are theirs to buy, sell or destroy. How they ever came came to this conclusion, beggars belief.

      Ignorance, greed and crime should be the first things to be addressed before they all bring our vulnerable planet completely to its knees. Space for and feeding 11 billion will be a total catastrophe if everyone’s thinking doesn’t change long before then.

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