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