I got this photo at the following link: http://myweb.rollins.edu/jsiry/Malthus.jpg. This graph compares the growth of resources up against the growth of the population over time. This displays the problem that Thomas Malthus tried to bring to attention in the early 1800s. He contended that the population growth curve is geometric, whereas the food/resources growth is just arithmetic. He said that the results of this would cause war, famine, and disease. In your opinion, do you think that our future looks like it is heading this way? Why do you think that our society continues to be so wasteful when the numbers show that life cannot go on like this forever? I think that in the U.S., people “live in the moment” too much and don’t look down the road and think about future generations and their health and safety.
I got this photo at the following link: http://media.salemwebnetwork.com/ecards/holidays/cc_goodsteward2.jpg. This image shows the bible verse that the article discusses that says that humans are here to take care of the earth that God created. Other verses int he bible state that we were created from the “dust of the ground”. The reading also states that all that God made is good, so why does our society focus so much on degrading the good nature that surrounds us to put up lifeless and boring structures?
I got this photo at the following link: http://msmomofosho.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/natural-resources-chart.gif. This image displays renewable options and nonrenewable sources that we constantly abuse and overuse. As an Environmental Science major, I think that the article described our problem perfectly: “these resources are finite and limited, and if we continue to use them at the present rate, within the foreseeable future there will be none left.” It sometimes blows my mind the amount of effort that is put into the uptake and production of these nonrenewable resources when we could be creating less harmful and more long-term ways of power for a more sustainable future.