A disposable planet

An Observer article on an imminent World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report which says, as so many do, that humans are destroying the Earth faster than previously thought. The article quotes a WWF spokesman saying "If all the people consumed natural resources at the same rate as the average US and UK citizen we would require at least two extra planets like Earth," and this is the point played up in the article (who knows how much a part it plays in the report itself, if any).

Forgive me for taking journalistic spin too seriously and thinking ridiculously long-term, but hinting there might be an alternative to solving our problems on Earth, however remote an alternative, seems stupid. Will we end up colonising one world after another, leaving a trail of completely fucked planets in our wake?

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