7 things the world is running out of.

/7 things the world is running out of.

Most of these are, I think, arguable in the sense that they’re more things with unsustainable production models rather than things we’re “running out of” per se. Chocolate, for example, is an infinitely renewable resource so long as cocoa trees exist, it’s just that it would be much more expensive if it weren’t for child slave labour. Others, like goat cheese, are just the result of changing market forces (popularity in China versus a disease that required herd culls) that will, one assumes, balance out over time (when we breed more goats).

More concerning are sardines (and over-fishing in general, since this could be pretty much any fish stock here), and helium. That one’s weird.

Of course the most concerning thing on this list? Wine. Running out of that would be an international tragedy. Better stock up while it lasts.

2017-09-28T13:34:14+00:00 7th January, 2014|Comments Off on 7 things the world is running out of.