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More planets or less extraction?

22 Nov

We came across a report of an organization called Living Planet, which they made for the year 2010, besides other, they cover a value called ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT, which is basically a rate on which we use our natural resources. A well-made graph shows this value for each country, so feel free click on the picture and find on which position is your country.

 This graph also says a little about distribution of wealth around the world, since the wealthy countries consume the highest amount of general production. If the Earth is to support everyone equally, then the consumption rate for each country must oscillate around 3. This would mean practically that there is no way every family would have a car, fridge, TV, microwave etc. but would have to settle down for a much lower standard.

Are we, in our daily lives, willing to go real with this idea? Just a thought…

“There will be no one in need among you, …if only you will obey the Lord your God by diligently observing this entire commandment that I command you today.”

Deut. 15.4-5

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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Mission, News

 

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