25 Feb '12, 2pm

We Will be Using Less #Resources by 2050 Due to Resource Crunch, UN Says

We Will be Using Less #Resources by 2050 Due to Resource Crunch, UN Says

We must grasp the dimensions of the challenge. We must recognize that the drivers of that challenge include unsustainable lifestyles, production and consumption patterns and the impact of population growth. As the global population grows from 7 billion to almost 9 billion by 2040, and the number of middle-class consumers increases by 3 billion over the next 20 years, the demand for resources will rise exponentially. By 2030, the world will need at least 50 per cent more food, 45 per cent more energy and 30 per cent more water — all at a time when environmental boundaries are throwing up new limits to supply. This is true not least for climate change, which affects all aspects of human and planetary health.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/02/will-be-resources-205...

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