As in the initial cause and effect beginning in Genesis, Adam takes his first bite of the forbidden fruit and our population growth and consumption devastatingly impacts our environment. The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), famous for predictions that humankind would struggle as population expands in a geometric progression while food supplies increase in an arithmetic progression. This growth predicts a future when humans would have no resources to survive on. Yet, a more forgivable mistake by Malthus involves his failure to anticipate the growth of technology

However, a retired physics professor Albert Bartlett, a modern-day Malthusian, in "Arithmetic, Population and Energy" publishing Thoughts on Long-Term Energy Supplies: Scientists and the Silent Lie in Physics Today (July 2004). Bartlett's argument, analyzing resource limitation is the dwindling area for storage of soil contaminants and water pollution. The high rate of increase in toxic chemicals in the environment is creating a circumstance of resource limitation (e.g. safe potable water and safe arable land).

David Pimentel, professor of ecology and agriculture at Cornell University, and Mario Giampietro, senior researcher at the National Research Institute on Food and Nutrition (INRAN), place in their study Food, Land, Population and the U.S. Economy the maximum U.S. population for a sustainable economy at 200 million. To achieve a sustainable economy world population will have to be reduced by two-thirds, says the study. Without population reduction, this study predicts an agricultural crisis beginning in 2020, becoming critical c. 2050. The peaking of global oil along with the decline in regional natural gas production may precipitate this agricultural crisis sooner than generally expected. Dale Allen Pfeiffer claims that coming decades could see spiraling food prices without relief and massive starvation on a global level such as never experienced before.[

Doug Reynolds predicted in 2005 that the North American peak would occur in 2007. Bentley (p. 189) predicted a world "decline in conventional gas production from about 2020".

Coal: Resources and Future Production (PDF 630KB [34]), published on April 5, 2007 by the Energy Watch Group (EWG), which reports to the German Parliament, found that global coal production could peak in as few as 15 years. If production in Pennsylvania returned at its all time high, there are reserves for 190 years. M. King Hubbert had recoverable coal reserves worldwide at 2500 × 109 metric tons and peaking around 2150(depending on usage).  Caltech physics professor David Goodstein has stated that... “you would have to build 10,000 of the largest power plants that are feasible by engineering standards in order to replace the 10 terawatts of fossil fuel we're burning today ... that's a staggering amount and if you did that, the known reserves of uranium would last for 10 to 20 years at that burn rate.”

The peak production for metals such as copper, tin, lead, zinc and others would occur in the time frame of decades and iron in the time frame of two centuries like coal. Lithium availability is a concern for a fleet of Li-ion battery using cars but a paper published in 1996 estimated that world reserves are adequate for at least 50 years. Phosphorus supplies are essential to farming and depletion of reserves is estimated at somewhere from 60 to 130 years. Individual countries supplies vary widely; without a recycling initiative America's supply is estimated around 30 years.

A reserve such as the Ogallala Aquifer can be mined at a rate that far exceeds replenishment. This turns much of the world's underground water and lakes into finite resources with peak usage debates similar to oil. The term fossil water is sometimes used to describe aquifers whose water is not being recharged.

The comparison of the cases of fisheries and of mineral extraction tells us that the human pressure on the environment is causing a wide range of resources to go through a depletion cycle.

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