Ecological Independence

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  1. "Soil, upon which humanity is entirely dependent, is being lost more than 100 times faster than it is being formed in ploughed areas; and lost 10 to 20 times faster even on fields that are not tilled.[1]" -- IPCC Report 2018

UN Report 2018

EXPERT WAFFLE

  1. "On average, a person in China consumes less than half of the emissions of a person in the US (7.2 tonnes per capita annually compared with 16.5 tonnes)... China emits the most carbon dioxide, but an astronomical volume of these emissions are to manufacture our goods in the west. Is it fair to maintain a voracious level of consumption in the US and UK while blaming China for producing the goods that we’re consuming? Don’t look at emissions in isolation. Look at them in tandem with consumption, and then we’ll see where to place the burden of blame." - Marcus Nield, Climate Change Adaptation Unit, UN Environment, Nairobi, Kenya
  2. "China’s investments in renewables have caused the costs to plummet, from which the entire world can now benefit. China invests more than $100bn in domestic renewables every year – more than twice the level of the US, and more than the US and the EU combined." - Marcus Nield, Climate Change Adaptation Unit, UN Environment, Nairobi, Kenya

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