The cost of living crisis – was it always inevitable?
is the cost of living crisis caused by a growing global middle class pushing up the price of scarce resources?
Overpopulation and Consumption
High birth rates and population growth result in higher levels of consumption of resources (all other things being equal), which can have a negative effect on social, and especially sustainable development. This is one of the main topics within the Global Development option for A-level sociology. Population Growth – Key Facts Most world population growth…
Increasing global consumption
Global consumption figures have quadrupled since the 1970s: global population figures have doubled in that time, but the average amount of materials consumed per person has doubled. The annual consumption of material goods now stands at over 100 billion tonnes per year, according to a recent report by the Circle Economy think tank, using data…