By popular request, my look at the WWF’s report that everything is going to shit.
I was going to try an in depth sort of thing but then came across this in their “at a glance” section:
We need 1.5 Earths to meet the demands we currently
make on nature. This means we are eating into our natural
capital, making it more difficult to sustain the needs of future
• The carbon Footprint accounts for over half of the total
Ecological Footprint, and is the largest single component for
approximately half of the countries tracked.
So, if we subtract out those carbon emissions and have another look then we’re using only 75% of the Earth to support our lifestyles. Which means there’s no problem then, is there?
After all, we already know that the carbon emissions are too high and also that we’re doing quite a lot about it too.
And do note that this is even using Wackernagel’s entirely ridiculous calculations of footprints (a nuclear power station is assigned the same carbon foot print as a coal station of the same output…..no, really….and land is only counted once. So the carbon that is absorbed by the wheat that you eat ain’t counted etc, you need both a piece of land to grow the wheat and also another piece of land to absorb the CO2).
In fact, the report has simply come to the same conclusion as the IPCC. Cut down on the carbon emissions and we’re fine. Ho hum……