After reading the Living Planet Index, my colleague emailed me and asked me an interesting question. This was extracts of our brief email conversation:
Colleague: Is it really true we have 20 years left at this rate of natural depletion?
Me: The truth is… we really do not know. Reason being is that we do not have the exact figures of what we really have on earth to begin with. It is impossible to take stock of the entire earth’s resources.
Colleague: Hmmm… true.
Me: But back to your question. In my opinion, I don’t think we have 20 years left. My personal belief is that the God who created this earth and people will continue to provide as He has over the generations. The real question is whether some people are hoarding the earth resources for selfish reasons and not spreading it out for others to have equal access to them.
Colleague: I agree with you.