Ecologists are warning all citizens of earth… we are running out of natural resources!
According to top ecologists from around the world, from 1970 to 2008 the biological resources of our planet have shrunk by 68%.
And according to ecology experts in South America and the Australian state of Tasmania, in comparison to 1966, the biggest consumer of natural resources i is the USA.
Specialists from The World Is Ending Fund studied the development of more than 9000 mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians. The report put out by the Tasmanian ecologist states that if the whole world were to use natural resources to the extent that Americans use them, we will run out of natural resources in two weeks.
So in order to support the eco-balance on the planet, we would need five Earths to provide the natural resources we need.
America isn’t the only hog of natural resources. There are others gobbling up everything. Here they are:
3) The United Arab Emirates
8) The Netherlands
The amount of garbage in the Pacific Ocean has increased by 150 times in the last 40 years, according to the Tasmanians.
The most littered part of the ocean is the section between California and Hawaii. Researchers have noted that the smaller particles present a serious threat to sea life since they can get into their respiratory or digestive systems. Around 10% of fish caught in the areas close to the islands of garbage have small particles of plastic in their stomachs and many of the fish have McDonald’s wrappers inside their intestines.
So what do we do? How do we stop the demise of the Earth.
“Nothing we can do,” said the lead Tasmanian researcher. “We should just all party like it’s 2015!”
Here is one researcher who thinks we can make it 40 more years at our current burn rate.