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The ecological challenges of the 21st century is numerous.
Unexpected / sudden development
The ecological consequences of urbanization:
- The waste generated by the population is in very large quantities;
- Landfills needs to exploit;
- Increasing the need for treatment/recycling;
- More construction wastes…
The ecological consequences of population growth:
- More household wastes;
- More industrial wastes;
- Greater need for housing…
The ecological consequences of limited resources:
- Fight for reserves;
- Stagnant development;
- Loss of lives;
- Increasing the recycling demand…
Are we using up more than what is available?
Our current global population is 7.2 billion and growing. (1) Earth’s total resources are only good for 2 billion people at the current demand. Let’s do the math, and it is obvious that the result is a negative.
The way we’re living, we are already using 2 to 3 times more of the Earth’s natural resources than what is sustainable. If we do not act now, we will see the consequences of depletion of natural resources – and it’s not going to be pretty. A desolate, dry Earth is not a fun place to live.