GLOBAL RESOURCES ANALYSIS
GROWTHS | INTRODUCTION
There are two major global growth factors: the number of people on the earth and the increasing general prosperity status of all these people. The first important grow facet is the world population. The number of people on the earth is still growing. Birth rates still stay high in many countries, while death rates drop all over the world by increasing higher life time expectations. Based on most actual data projections the population growth will stop in 2030 on approximately 9 billion people. More people generate automatically more demand for energy and other resources. The second important grow facet is the growth of the world prosperity. No longer only a small minority of the world population is wealthy, but by the economic wonder in Asia and South America it looks like the majority of the world population is growing to a certain state of prosperity. More prosperity generates automatically more demand for energy and other resources.
Author: Gijs Graafland
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