Under pressure to grow GDP each year, nations continue to overuse and sell-off their limited natural resources to increase economic expansion. As populations grow and the Earth’s resources are constrained, the effects can become disastrous. Global Footprint Network is a team of “ecological accountants” measuring human pressure on the planet. Countries that integrate the organization’s results, and other Footprint tools, into their economic policy have a much better chance to succeed in a world of limited resources.
Below is a sampling of the spreads from the book, but you can see quite a few more here.