Increasing demand for Resources.

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  • Increasing demand for Resources.
    • A rise in population, means rise is demand.
    • FOOD
      • need to double the amount produced.
      • raise productivity
      • yield is leveling off
      • subsistence farming in Rwanda affected as population growth, no land left for kids to inherit.
    • WATER
      • 70% earth's surface, 2.5% fresh water, 1% available
      • in 20 yrs, 1/2 population won't have Clean water
      • 1.2 bill lack clean water
      • affected by industry, agriculture, climate, politics.
    • ENERGY
      • 85 mil barrels of oil/ day
      • 40% increase of demand in 20 years
      • fossilfuels take 350 mil yrs to form, running out
      • impact on natural systems: oceans.
    • use science and technology
    • reduce population growth
      • contraception
    • Water conservation

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