Tag Archive for 'resource consumption'

An engineering perspective on resource consumption and energy and water use in the Channel Islands

June 14th, 2011 by Peter Cadiou

Whether you are converted to the persuasion that Climate Change is upon us or not, the profligate consumption of finite natural resources is unacceptable on any level and should not be considered normal in any well educated society. From an engineering, and from a practical, point-of-view it is rational to conserve natural resources and our […]

Human resource consumption is far beyond what is sustainable

May 15th, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

By 2050, humanity could consume an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year – three times its current appetite – unless the economic growth rate is “decoupled” from the rate of natural resource consumption, warns a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme.