Short Answer

As Hite and Seitz (2016) discuss in Chapter 9, “Alternative Futures,” developed and developing countries that have access to the planet’s resources (because they can buy those resources from others or because those resources exist in abundance in that country) continue to grow at a fast pace, placing a tremendous strain on the availability of nonrenewable resources.

  • Briefly, what non-renewable natural resources are most at risk of depletion?
  • Discuss some sustainable development models that have broad applicability to the needs and consumption demands of both developing and developed countries.