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UN Warns of Environmental Threats
A report released by the United Nations Environment Program warns that the planet’s resources are not enough to provide for the current consumption patterns of the world population. Highly industrialized regions have developed habits of living beyond their means and pass these habits on to people in every corner of the globe. The rapidly expanding world population has increased the speed of climate change and demand of limited resources, leading to a decrease in the amount of land available per person as well as inadequate food and water supplies for the poorest regions of the globe. Unsustainable development threatens civilization, if not the survival of humanity itself. – YaleGlobal