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Future to be marked by resource wars


According to UN forecasts, by 2030 the world population could reach 8.5 billion, and by 2050 more than 9.7 billion. Although for tax and pension authorities, this is without doubt excellent news, for the planet it is not, as the demand for natural resources will only increase.

To be more precise, energy demand is set to grow by 50% by 2030, and the amount of minerals, ores, fossil fuels, and biomass consumed globally per year could triple between now and 2050, whereas global growth in water demand for all uses is also set to increase by 50%.

Natural resources are limited, and sooner or later, humanity will face shortages. If the lack of food could be reduced by GMO (genetically modified organism) use and the consumption of crickets and mealworm larvae, the situation with water is much more complicated.



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