Need – not greed!

The Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not for every man’s greed.

This quote is attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. Is he still right, does the Earth have the capacity to fulfil every man’s need?

The key question of my blog is of course this: ”Are there enough resources on Earth to sustain the world population of today and the future?”.

I’m not the only one asking that or a similar question. In 2009, Sir David Attenborough made a documentary called “How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?”. It is about 48 minutes, has what I think is a bit overdramatic music, but is well worth watching. I think I will write many posts about this topic – almost can’t wait…

Watch the documentary here:
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/how-many-people-can-live-on-planet-earth/

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2 Responses to Need – not greed!

  1. The Earth probably has the capacity to fulfil every man’s need. It’s all the needy women out there that mess up the equation.

    • iwtstwt says:

      Ha, ha. 🙂 Well, the solution is hardly to get rid of needy women, because where would man be without us..? I think the world has enough to satisfy every man’s need if all you need is love (as the Beatles sung). Women seem quite important in that department!

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