- Increasing crop failures like those recently in Russia due to extreme heat and drought; in Pakistan due to extreme flooding; and in Australia due to extreme heat, drought, and floods.
- Increasing death, destruction and economic devastation as more powerful tornadoes, floods and hurricanes afflict larger areas of the planet.
A PERFECT STORM OF CRISES Resource Depletion: The world’s rapidly growing and modernising population is consuming Earth's limited natural resources at an ever-increasing and unsustainable rate. Here are some major concerns: Peak Oil production Energy is the resource that powers all human and economic activity and oil is the energy source we depend upon most. Global production of conventional crude oil peaked in 2005 and unconventional oil from oil shale, (and) tar sands and cropping is barely making up the shortfall while creating new problems for water, land, food systems, wildlife and the atmosphere. Peak Coal and Natural Gas