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Veganism is not the answer...........................

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lapinrose, May 21, 2019.

  1. BillyBobJoe

    BillyBobJoe Established commenter

    Truth be told, it was a hazy memory from things I read a little while ago, but this is one source of such data:
    https://www.footprintnetwork.org/
    All such calculations are fraught with difficulty. My recollection is that carrying capacity is based on food production, while the broader idea of footprint tries to include all resources.
     
  2. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I do remember a quote somewhere that the whole population of the earth could be fitted into the UK if standing up. Not that I an advocating doing this but I would mean all the polluting humans would be in one place. The fun of open spaces in other lands then!
     
  3. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Some of the land suitable for livestock could not be used for cereal crops. Many cattle are grazed on flood plains and sheep on hillsides.
     
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  4. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Get rid of the sheep and reforest the hills - as they should be. Improves water retention, reduces flooding and most importantly reduces CO2 in the atmosphere.
     
  5. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    I thought we could fit on Anglesey
     
  6. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Not a fan of wool then, Scintillant? Polyester more your thing?
     
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Useless to you standing up in the UK.
     
  8. BillyBobJoe

    BillyBobJoe Established commenter

    Heck, if you just built the whole UK at the urban density of Macau you could fit everyone in.
     
  9. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    That's okay then the Welsh might like a population increase. :)
     

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