Facts for Earth Day

| April 23, 2012 | Reply

A sustainability symposium at the University of North Dakota urges that every day is Earth Day,” indicating that each of the following happen each and every day:

40,000 acres of land, an area about the size of Boise, Idaho will be converted to desert.

200 million tons of topsoil will be lost through erosion from croplands.

50,000 acres of forest will be eliminated.

800 million people will go to bed hungry and awake too weak to lead productive lives.

18,000 children will die from chronic hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases.

The world will spend $3 billion on military expenditures, half by one country.

The population of the world will grow by 211,000 people. A new Akron, Ohio will be added every day.

Of course, it is horrifically inconvenient, across virtually all interest groups and political parties, to mention this last item, which relates to the many of the others in this list, and to virtually every other problem was face. Hence, the need for the Global Population Speakout.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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