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Global Consumption Trends Break New Records


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).



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.