The math is simple: more people means more resources needed. And more resources needed means faster depletion of said resources.
This very reason is why one of the country’s largest utility holding companies is moving away from its current form and is stepping towards renewable energy. Read more
As global industrialization has increased, so has the demand for the earth’s resources. Recent estimates place world population at slightly over 7 billion. The number of humans on earth required about 30,000 years to reach a billion in the early 19th century and only 13 years to add the last billion. Nations are competing fiercely as population grows. When natural resources are removed from the earth’s crust, the amount available decreases. Read more