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Monitoring our Planet Earth

It is well-known axiom that "you can't manage what you can't measure". So how can we planetary citizens help to manage our world if we don't have a working dashboard to tell us how its systems are performing?

Well, finally, somebody has made a real effort to do just that: http://www.earthdash.org/index.php

Although I can't vouch for its accuracy, I can say that it is a good first step and we should all take a good look at it to see what it tells us about our planet's health.

All around the world, societies are awakening to the fruits of industrial technology, and, therefore, global demand for essential industrial resources is increasing rapidly. As countries compete for these resources, local conflicts flare up and potentially become regional in scope. Mankind is teetering on the brink of a descent into chaos, and our collective impact on the natural world endangers balance & sustainability on a planetary scale.

How serious are our planetary problems? Check out the Level 2 Alarms tab...