In modern times, high levels of extinction have increased the level of loss of the world's animals.
Comparative Resource Consumption
The world's richer nations use tremendously more of its resources than do the poorer ones.
Although there is more than enough food available to feed everyone in the world, as many as 20 million people die annually from a lack of good food.
Fossil Fuel Resources
Fossil fuels are a nonrenewable resource. They are used in the production of energy, and have been consumed at increasing rates in recent history.
Humans need to have significant portions of land for crops, forests, rangeland, watersheds, and estuaries.
Human civilizations rely on raw materials, especially minerals, to produce
goods. But, there is only a limited amount of minerals available.
Natural Plant Resources
Natural plants growing in the wild are a form of wildlife resource.
A natural resource is something that exists naturally, not because it was produced by human beings.
Renewable resources are those that are replenished through biogeochemical and physical cycles.
Throughout human history, soil has been repeatedly ruined and destroyed.
Water is what makes the Earth unique; without it and its unique properties, life could not survive on the planet