World Can Achieve Climate Goals, With All 10 Billion People Prospering


Rona Fried

It can feel overwhelming and even futile when we hear targets like zero emissions by 2050, while population reaches 10 billion and the world’s economy triples in size – how can we possibly stay below 2°C temperature rise? A new tool shows it is possible to meet this goal while ensuring everyone has

Peak Meat Production Strains Land and Water Resources | Vital Signs Online


Michael Renner

Global meat production rose to an estimated 308.5 million tons in 2013, an increase of 1.4 percent over 2012.1 The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) forecasts additional growth of 1.1 percent in 2014 to 311.8 million tons.2 Production is thus reaching new peaks, despite droug

Global extraction of primary materials to triple by 2050 - UNEP


Nina Chestney

The amount of primary materials extracted from the earth will almost triple by the middle of this century if action is not taken, as emerging economies develop and consume more, a U.N.-backed report said on Wednesday.  The use of fossil fuels, metal ores and non-metallic minerals has accelerated

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