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Global Consumption Trends Break New Records


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Global Consumption Trends Break New Records

WASHINGTON - From coal to cars to coffee, consumption levels are breaking records. According to the Worldwatch Institute's latest report, Vital Signs, Volume 22: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, the acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, and climate change may come with underappreciated social and environmental costs (www.worldwatch.org).

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While the present trends of consumption are frightening in themselves, one shudders to think what even the near future holds, With populations continuing to grow, mostly in the yet-to-develop regions; the booming growth of affluent middle-class in some African countries, China, India, etc.;and the unpredictability of climate change, one cannot but be very concerned about the future.