Earth, is there any planet like it where life thrives? Jason Hawkes’ photo below of London at night is an energized landscape. “Glowing furnace bright at night, London became the world’s largest city during the coal-powered industrial revolution, a tipping point for the steep rise of Earth’s population. Wealthy countries use many times more resources per capita than poorer nations, but as global incomes rise, increased consumption will stress the planet more than population growth.” There will soon be seven billion people on the planet, but in 2045 our global population is projected to reach nine billion, according to scientists at National Geographic.
Knowing the increase steps hard on natural resources, biochemist Dr. Charles Pugh, worried that there won’t be enough food, explores those questions and works on solutions.