About: Are We Running Out of Resources?
this thinking can backfire sometimes. blue tuna is a highly desired fish and on the road to extinction. fishermen are beginning to catch blue tuna and put them in freezers for storage. as the tuna move closer to extinction the price will rise and the fishermen will make even more money. they then can either retire or move on to whales or rhino horns or elephant tusks.
No we cannot of course completely run out of things.. But as this man just said prices mount. Which isn’t sustainable in the long run! and these were very nice examples of resources that we do not run out of soon. It doesn’t mean that there aren’t rarer examples of resources that we HAVEN’T found any substitutes of and are slowly depleting. Potash is one example.. Good luck with keeping billions fed without it
Yeah and I would remove subsidies so that incentive for research and recycling projects of resources can take place.
¿Does this related to overpopulation?
Humanity is doomed we are consuming resources at an exponential rate. There will be nothing but ruins in 100 years. Back to the dark ages here we come.
Perhaps we are running out of males.
As soon as Science will allow women to get pregnant without semen
then there will not be any reason for the existence of men.
So men soon or later will possibly face a period of extinction by selective birth control.
Of course, after then, Science will probably afford to create "eggs" which will
adopt the role of the pregnant mother. After then men could make their come back.
Can't always search for more it will end. Metal reserves are 2 decades from being tapped at current rates
What??? Seriously, it's so disgusting propaganda. Why did Saudi Arabia explore shelf drills if there is a plenty of crude oil on the land?
Humans need to be well educated so that we can ascend as a species if population exploded we are dommed, because next stage of evolution is artificial intelligence
Sure that works for oil but what about helium, beach sand and phosphorus?
I like that your being optimistic regardless of your credibility
I Am glad that I stumbled onto this video.
China is running out of the ladies. How will they substitute them?
Contradiction at 0:32
. In short yes we are running out of resources.
And this is why Chicago school is destroying the planet. I both absolutely agree with, and disagree with, everything in this video.
I hope they preserve videos like this to show in a few generations, it will look as ridiculous as Reefer Madness.
I mean really. You can't extrapolate trends (especially growth and discoveries) so simply, and asserting "never" in context of resource use is bonkers.
And then as said, the fact said market mechanisms we should trust seem wantonly incapable of internalizing externalities, and Climate Change can be referred to as "The greatest Market Failure the World has ever known", I find your (presenters) belief in this troubling.
Like food shortages and belief in Malthus... it apparently comes down to whether you are a biologist or an economist... I happen to be both, and I can safely say it comes down more to whether you understand how the world really works, or how the world functions in simplistic models with castrating assumptions that remove them completely from reality.
A dangerous video to have online, no matter how well produced. Consume children, have no fear, the future is in good hands.
but we are running out of sand lol
Well, if the guy in this video is anything to go by, we certainly aren't running out of food.
Do the phrases "tragedy of the commons" and "negative externality" mean anything to you?
Instead of finding them