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OPINION / COMMENTARY
A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund, released just this week –“2012 Living Planet Report”, states that the biodiversity of the planet is in rapid decline. The report assesses that in the past 40 years we have lost 30% of our biodiversity and that the health of our oceans, forests, rivers, lakes, and ecosystems is plummeting rapidly. This may be a conservative assessment.
The report says that we are using our resources at an alarming rate and that by the year 2030 we will need “two complete earths” to meet our demands.