Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham says we're headed for "a disaster of biblical proportions" because the earth has only enough resources to support a population of 1.5 billion-- just a fraction of the 7 billion already here on earth and growing.
Computer scientist and former Microsoft executive Ramez Naam agrees that the world's population now is using too many resources, but he's confident that we can not only remedy the situation but enhance our standard of living through ingenuity and innovation.
The author of the new book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, tells The Daily Ticker, " "It's possible for humanity to live in higher numbers than today in far greater wealth, comfort and prosperity with far less destructive impact on the planet than we have today...We need to act but if we do act there's a bright future ahead."
So on this Earth Day we look at what can be to save out planet?
Here's the basic problem, as Naam sees it: “...the world’s populationRead More »from Why the Peak Resource Crowd Is Wrong