Production and Consumptions of Humans Essay

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Running Head: Production and Consumption of Humans Production and Consumptions of Humans Two examples that I have found to be production is food and water. In the growing population on earth the rate at which things are consumed and produced has increased, to meet the needs of the people Consumption and production go together like supply and demand - the people demand and others supply. Without water or food humans cannot survive. Failing to bring population growth and over–consumption under control the number of people on Earth is expected to grow by the second half of the 21st century. Then we will inhabit a planet where life becomes increasingly untenable because of two looming crises: global heating, and the degradation of the natural systems on which we all depend. The population reaching over seven billion people in 2011 has pushed the available resource to a higher number. Today’s consumption is undermining the environmental resource base. The dynamics of the consumption-poverty-inequality-environment are accelerating. If the trends continue without change — not redistributing from high-income to low-income consumers, not shifting from polluting to cleaner goods and production technologies, not promoting goods that empower poor producers, not shifting priority from consumption for con The real issue is not consumption itself but its patterns and effects. … Inequalities in consumption are stark. Globally, the 20% of the world’s people in the highest-income countries account for 86% of total private consumption expenditures — the poorest 20% a minuscule 1.3%. More specifically, the richest fifth: • Consume 45% of all meat and fish, the poorest fifth 5% • Consume 58% of total energy, the poorest fifth less than 4% • Have 74% of all telephone lines, the poorest fifth 1.5% • Consume 84% of all paper, the poorest fifth 1.1% •

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