My friend Emily pointed out a recent TEDTalk on her twitter feed.
Check out TEDTalks: Paul Gilding: The Earth Is Full on @hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/334860/tedtalks-paul-gilding-the-earth-is-full –Awesome but scary video. So true, we are running out.
The presenter makes the case that “the earth is full” is not a philosophical statement but based on science. Basically our consumption of resources is outweighing the Earth’s ability to sustain it too far into the future.
My recommendation besides reduce your consumption and waste is to learn to survive so when your neighbors are freaking out, you’re thriving. Also helps in the Zombie Apocalypse.