Current Global Resource Extraction

Written by Michael Renner

Global resource extraction--of fossil fuels, metals, minerals, and biomass--grew 50% in the 25 years between 1980 and 2005, to about 58 billion tons of raw materials (and another 40 billion tons of material removed simply to gain access to coveted resources).

cited by Michael Renner, State of the World 2015. p.9


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