ECOSOC 2018-01-16T20:43:41+00:00

Topic

Addressing the depletion, renewal, and ethics of vital global resources

The world is running out of resources to supply ever-growing human demand. Global coal production has peaked and begun to decline, with other fossil fuels set to follow – and the world may not be able to completely adapt to use of renewable energies in time. Our soil, air, water, and biomes are under constant threat of degradation and elimination (let alone increasing pushes to limit our meat consumption and maltreatment of animals). Even materials with niche uses (such as helium, essential for MRI production) have dwindling global stocks. As the world pushes towards an ecological “credit crunch”, both from human greed and an increasingly unpredictable climate… what will we live off, when we have nothing left?

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