Problem

Excessive consumption of goods and services


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Overconsumption
Incidence:

The population of the USA, as 5% of the world's population, consumes 30 % of the worlds resources. The USA at the present time must borrow over $150 billion a year externally to finance a 15 year long binge of household, social and defence spending. The USA has become the largest debtor in the world from the largest creditor in the last two decades.

Claim:

According to the Vatican, the real problem is not overpopulation, but overconsumption.

 

Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Date of last update
16.04.2019 – 17:17 CEST