Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Report: Earth 'going downhill' as consumption rises

Survey shows world consuming far more than Earth can replenish Author: By Hilary Whiteman CNN - May 15 2012 - From high above the Earth, an astronaut launched the latest report card on the health of the planet which once again paints an alarming image of over-consumption and exploitation. In a recorded message, Andre Kuipers, an astronaut with the European Space Agency on his second mission to the International Space Station, said he had a unique view of the Earth, which he orbits 16 times a day. "From space, you see the forest fires, you see the air pollution, you see erosion," he said, launching the World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Report for http://www.wfmz.com/news/Report-Earth-going-downhill-as-consumption-rises/-/121458/13395720/-/hjyuikz/-/index.html


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