Tuesday, October 04, 2005

World living beyond its means?

Here is a blog that echos my instint - that continuous economic growth is not sustainable, that perhaps we are depleting our resources at rates beyound what nature can regenerate:
World Bank Warns on Resource Depletion
Resource Depletion Damages Third World - World Bank

Although the articles only mentioned the developing countries, I think it also apply to the rest of the world.

Update December3, 2005
THE world’s reserves of raw materials and natural resources for the next two generations have been exhausted because of over-exploitation by developed and developing countries, according to research studies by environmental activist Professor David Suzuki. Activist highlights extent of human excesses

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ozymandiaz said...

Post WWII economic theory is based on consumption to keep the economy vibrant. Sustainability was never considered. Now, of course, it is the cornerstone of our economy. Consume, consume, consume. Brain damage is a prerequisite for economists.

Doctor Life said...

I agree. The world is about to crumble. May I link to you?

Peter said...

Dear Doctor Life,

Link to me? I'll be more than delighted. By all means. And thanks.

Sue Richards said...

I'm pretty sure you can remove the question mark.

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