Unsettling Infographic Details the Impending Disappearance of World's Natural Resources

The BBC has provided an infographic timeline indicating when scientists and researchers predict valuable resources and ecosystems will disappear, urging planners and officials to address the dangers of current population and consumption levels.

The unsettling infographic timeline was created to answer the daunting question that is plaguing planners, officials, environmentalists and industry: "the clock is already ticking, and if the unthinkable happens and we fail to correct current trends, then when can we expect our most valuable resources to run out?"

Predictions include an ice-free summer in the Arctic by 2030 and the loss of essential minerals like silver, copper and titanium in under 50 years. Prepared in anticipation of last month's Rio+20 Earth Summit, the lack of conclusive progress at the conference means the clock has begun to tick just a little bit louder.

The data used to create the infographic can be found here (PDF).

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