I have been a bit distracted from writing in the last few weeks. One reason is the visit by my 18-year-old son, who did long-haul travel from Australia to Denmark for the first time on his own. Another is the abundance of activities going on in Copenhagen coinciding with summer’s arrival – if momentarily.
Humans excel at figuring out ways to use the resources of Earth, to such a degree that some claim we are reaching peak availability of resources. Peak oil for example. As the human population continues to grow and as large populations in China, India and Brazil join the growing middle class, more and more pressure on the Earth’s resources will result. If everyone were to the live life of abundance like we do in the West, how long would Mother Earth be able to sustain us?