Should we put price tags on nature? I would have said no. Until I watched this.
You know the saying "Money makes the world go 'round"? Well, one "Entourage" actor directed a short film to show you exactly how that works.
Nature is chock full of coveted resources.
From fossil fuels to wildlife, the earth is a source of a seemingly endless supply of valuable materials. The trouble, as pointed out in a short film directed by Adrian Grenier of "Entourage," is that not only are these resources finite, but some important life-sustaining elements are in short supply.
While some solutions have been offered — such as shifting the heaviest use of natural resources to strictly renewable sources, or taxing carbon emissions — selling the public on these concepts remains a struggle.
Natural resources are like an ATM.
That is, while there's nothing wrong with withdrawing and using resources, one has to be careful not to overdraw the account. We're banking with a lower and lower balance.
All things come with a price, and when it comes to natural resources, that price is often the air we breathe.
Coal and oil are exceedingly profitable resources used to fuel economic prosperity for centuries. As supply of these finite resources continues to decline, we experiencing another negative effect: pollution. The quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink is frequently nothing more than an afterthought when it comes to thinking about how we use natural resources.
In the coming years, humanity has some very serious decisions to make regarding our earth, environment, and resources. Inaction simply isn't an option.
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