(Im-)Balance

There are so many imbalances all over the world. I therefore chose to focus just on two main ones whereas the first certainly impacts the second in one way or another: Population and Climate. Further down, you will find some links to even more possible imbalances and facts around the world.

Imbalance: Population

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

Initially, I wanted to write some lines about the topic of human population on earth but internationally acclaimed naturist Sir David Attenborough explains his possible answers to this question much better.

Days of future past

Fascinating, impressive, scary, isn’t it? The Chinese might have been (past tense!) on the right track with their one-child policy.

After all, if one projects the human population growth of the past, say, 200 years for the upcoming same time period the figure you get is indeed quite scary. Prof. Hans Rosling on “OVERPOPULATED”, a BBC documentary.

Poulation-since-10000-BC
“Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.”
Harrison Ford

Inspite of my earlier statement above to let internationally acclaimed naturist Sir David Attenborough explain his possible answers, I yet decided to produce a project on this rather hot topic of population (im-)balance too.

→ Learn more about World Population

Imbalance: Climate

Weather is what the forecasters on the TV news predict each day. They tell people about the temperature, cloudiness, humidity, and whether a storm is likely in the next few days. That’s weather! It is the mix of events that happens each day in our atmosphere.

James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change

Climate on the other hand is the average weather in a place over many years. While the weather can change in just a few hours, climate takes hundreds, thousands, even millions of years to change.

The earth’s climate has the power to shape the history of the world is a known fact. It can biologically, culturally and geographically alter the basics of the planet.

However over the last century it was realized that even human activities can alter the climate to a great extent. During the past 100 years, global average surface temperature increased by about 0.7 °C resulting in climate change.

Our planet, Earth, is facing severe climate imbalances due to the extended abuse during the past few centuries. The average temperature of the planet has a predicted rise of up to 5 °C over the next century due to climate change.

These temperature change can prove to be very dangerous in the future. Global warming is an issue haunting several countries of the world. With the constant increase of greenhouse gases the situation is expected to worsen.

“By the time we see that climate change is really bad, your ability to fix it is extremely limited. The carbon gets up there, but the heating effect is delayed. And then the effect of that heat on the species and ecosystem is delayed. That means that even when you turn virtuous, things are actually going to get worse for quite a while.”
Bill Gates
Emissions Trading

As everything in life is about money, climate and protection thereof has also been turned into a business. Emissions trading or cap and trade is a government-mandated, market-based approach to controlling pollution by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in the emissions of pollutants.

You may want to calculate and offset your CO2 emissions here.

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