Each country's allotted share of these resources was based on its total population..
William Lamb from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Germany said, "Although wealthy nations like the US and UK satisfy the basic needs of their citizens, they do so at a level of resource use that is far beyond what is globally sustainable.
The mother is instructed to come back if the baby shows signs of diarrhea or pneumonia, common infant killers.
50 years ago, here in the USA, I was given the same option to space my births after the birth of my first baby.
Its conclusion was that there are not enough resources for so many people to make it possible for all of us to live comfortably.
We need a radical rethink of how we could start living within our means.
I gladly accepted contraceptive pills (which I hadn't known about at the time) ..
Karen Gaia"There is no human circumstance more tragic than the persisting existence of a harmful condition for which a remedy is readily available.
A new study looked at 151 nations and found not a single one was running itself in a sustainable way - ensuring a decent life for its inhabitants without taking more than it gives back in terms of natural resources.
However, the study's authors say we can work towards finding ways to support our population without taking too much out of what the planet can give us.
Radical changes are needed to accomplish this, including moving beyond the pursuit of economic growth in wealthy nations, shifting rapidly from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and significantly reducing inequality.
A health care worker in Bangladesh gives a young pregnant woman a birthing kit for a safer delivery.
It contains a sterile razor to cut the cord, a sterile plastic sheet to place under the birth area, and other simple, sanitary items - all which help save lives.