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    • #13443
      Chris Lewer

      Although modern humans have existed for the last 200,000 years, it is only the last 60 years – a period sometimes referred to as ‘The Great Acceleration’ – where man’s collective behaviour has been so dramatic, damaging and (in many cases) irreversible.

      What has been the most damaging consequence of human overpopulation… CO2 emissions, habitat loss, water pollution?

    • #13478

      They are all linked, but for me the saddest is habitat loss. The complete disregard we have shown towards other animal species, simply because we want more space and raw materials in order to live ‘comfortable lives’. Well, climate change is going to get very uncomfortable for a lot of people very soon.

      • #13492

        I agree. The human race has shot itself in the foot big time and we are only now seeing the affects. Extreme weather patterns are a big sign of what is to come. Extreme temperatures, flooding, wildfires, storms, all increasingly becoming the norm! If the human population had levelled out at 4 or 5 billion, I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t be seeing these issues.

    • #13491
      Ocean Lover

      Seeing that picture of the polar bear on that tiny piece of ice actually makes my heart ache. The damage we have caused our natural environment in such a short period of time is unforgivable.

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