By Bridgett Lynn
When you walk through a city, do you sometimes think to yourself, “wow, there are so many people in the world,” because you don’t recognize more than half of the people you pass?
You may never see some of the people you walk by again in your life, but it is even stranger to think of the billions of people in the world that you will likely never meet.
Even though the U.S. accounts for less than 5% of the world population, Americans still consume 26% of the world’s energy.
The amount of energy needed for the current population is a problem and will especially be a problem when we have 9.3 billion people living on Earth by 2050.
And many of the resources we need are depleting at a fast rate. The Washington Post recently reported how expanding human demands are placing pressure on resources.
So my questions to you is, what is your city doing to prepare for the future? You may not know every person you walk by on the street, but are the people in your city working together to plan for the future?
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