An Effective System of Mass Extinction
Posted by edro on August 21, 2008
The Exponential Growth Economy is Committing Life to Extinction
Yet, our top scientists want to preserve the economic system, instead of sustaining life on Earth!
Instead of urging an immediate end to the exponential growth economy and demanding a zero-growth, low carbon, waste-free oikonomia for managing the environment, welfare of humans and other living species, and a system of ‘housekeeping’ for the planet’s natural resources to sustain life on Earth, the country’s top scientists are looking for ways of serving the economic Titanic.
Read Original Entry: Protect Economy from Climate??!
The Environmental Cost of US Economy (carbon footprint only!)
- US GDP (2007 PPP) : $13.8 trillion [World Bank]
- US CO2 Emissions (2007) : 6,825.733 MMT [based on CDIAC data updated by MSRB/CASF]
- Virtual CO2 content of US dollar (2007) : 494 g (The average amount of CO2 produced each time a dollar was paid or received in 2007. SEE: How Much Carbon Dioxide Does Your Money Make?)