IT’S NOT ‘NEW’ NEWS that the earth’s resources are depleting at an alarming rate. But because I don’t feel the impact directly, it’s more of an, “out of sight, out of mind” situation. This infographic really puts things into perspective however. If I live to be over 100 (fingers crossed), there is a solid chance I’ll be present during the extinction of resources that used to fuel things like my GameBoy, and build my iPod. But at the same time, I feel like humans will find alternative methods of energy before society is truly affected by the loss of the ones we use now. Hopefully those methods will be “greener,” and have less of an impact on the planet, so that we don’t have to fall back on burning coal.
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