So you are also an End of Time nutjob, huh? I'm glad no one is paying any attention to this nonsense. Does the planet have issues? Certainly. Are these issues being addressed? Definitely, some of them to an amazingly high degree. But if you keep hysterically focusing on the negative and ignoring the actual data and evidence, you will continue to be trapped in the post-Dub End of Time delusion.
Almost all of the hysterics you reference are due to emerging nations trying to develop a sustainable economic model - just like the US and Europe did over a century ago. This is temporary. It will be reversed.
Like a lot of the hysterics and theorists on this site, you seem capable of surfing websites and articles that support your hysteria and confirm your biases, but you are incapable of finding articles that refute them. Often when you are searching the positive articles are right fukking next to the negative ones. WTF is wrong with you that you and those like you who won't read or consider them?
From a variety of web sources:
Air and water are cleaner than they were 100 years ago in
the US, Europe and the industrialized nations. Since the late 1970s, pollutants
in the air have plunged. Lead pollution plunged by more than 90 percent, carbon
monoxide and sulfur dioxide by more than 50 percent, with ozone and nitrogen
dioxide declining as well. By nearly every standard measure it is much, much,
much cleaner today in the United States and other industrialized nations than 50 and 100 years ago. One hundred
years ago, about one in four deaths in America was due to contaminants in
drinking water. But from 1971-2002, fewer than three people per year in the
United States were documented to have died from water contamination.
Birth rates have fallen by about one-half around the world
over the last 50 years. Developed countries are having fewer kidsy. Even with a population of 7.3 billion people, average incomes, especially
in poor countries, have surged over the last 40 years. The number of people in
abject poverty fell by 1 billion between 1981 and 2011, even as global
population increased by more than 1.5 billion.
Global per capita food production is 40 percent higher today
than as recently as 1950. In most nations the nutrition problem today is
obesity - too many calories consumed - not hunger. The number of famines and
related deaths over the last 100 years has fallen in half. More than 12 million
lives on average were lost each decade from the 1920s-1960s to famine. Since
then, fewer than 4 million lives on average per decade were lost.
Sub-Saharan Africa plans to plant a nine mile width of trees
on the Southern Border of the Sahara Desert The Great Green Wall initiative is
a pan-African proposal to “green” the continent from west to east in order to
battle desertification. It aims at tackling poverty and the degradation of
soils in the Sahel-Saharan region, focusing on a strip of land of 15 km (9 mi)
wide and 7,500 km (4,750 mi) long from Dakar to Djibouti.
In the US, which contains 8 percent of the
world's forests, there are more trees than there were 100 years ago. According
to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), "Forest growth nationally
has exceeded harvest since the 1940s. By 1997, forest growth exceeded harvest
by 42 percent and the volume of forest growth was 380 percent greater than it
had been in 1920." The greatest gains have been seen on the East Coast
(with average volumes of wood per acre almost doubling since the '50s) which
was the area most heavily logged by European settlers beginning in the 1600s,
soon after their arrival.
In Canada, overall forest cover is increasing over the last
decades. In China, extensive replanting programs have existed since the 1970s.
Programs have had overall success. The forest cover has increased from 12% of
China's land area to 16%. The "Green Wall of China", an attempt to
limit the expansion of the Gobi Desert is planned to be 2,800 miles (4,500 km)
long and to be completed in 2050. China plans to plant 26 billion trees in the
next decade that is two trees for every Chinese citizen per year. China
requires that students older than 11 years old plant one tree a year until
their high school graduation.
Reforestation is required as part of the federal forest law
in Germany. 31% of Germany is forested, according to the second forest
inventory of 2001–2003. The size of the forest area in Germany increased
between the first and the second forest inventory due to forestation of
degenerated bogs and agricultural areas. Similar results are occurring
throughout most of Europe and the industrialized nations.
Climate change will without a doubt cause some problems, but they will be addressed. In the meantime, the air, water and soil improve, dramatically so. The planet is better fed and poverty continues to be reduced. Birth rates will soon get to the point of leveling out and sustainability. The planet is also being re-forested at an amazing rate. Overall crime is down considerably and people are living much longer and more fulfilling lives than ever before in human history. The few problem areas are in emerging 3rd world nations; these will also be resolved within a generation.
You want an opinion? You are a nutjob.