Overutilization Of Other Natural Resources

More nonfuel mineral resources have been consumed worldwide during the half century since the end of World War II than during all preceding human history Wellmer amp Kursten, 1992 . Whether this should be considered overutilization can be debated because estimates of remaining reserves are crude and have tended to increase along with consumption Hodges, 1995 . However, it seems clear that a rapidly accelerating rate of consumption cannot continue indefinitely, although projected population...