More than 7 billion human beings now live on planet Earth.¿Way too many. Complex modern lifestyles are devouring resources at an alarming rate.
Ominous evidence is emerging that we are running out of easily accessible supplies of resources. Mankind is nearing a crossroads. The population and standards of living cannot keep rising indefinitely.
How many people can Earth support?¿Estimates of Earth’s carrying capacity are between 10 and 20 billion people. That size population would require some revolutionary changes from our world of today. Humanity is clearly on a course that is not sustainable.
Current demand is rapidly depleting current supplies of finite resources, while demand continues to rise. As someone has said, “Humanity is living off its ecological credit card.” I believe Mathis Wackernagel said that.