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Resources are running out; Yousay IN YOUR OPINION...

TWO worrying and apparently disconnected events have been in the news lately.

Firstly, the fact that the world population has risen to seven billion and is set to rise to 10 billion within fifty years.

The second event is the rise in metal theft from churches, war memorials, railway lines and other places.

Yet the reason is simple; the price and scarcity of these metals. As the world population continues to rise and existing supplies are depleted and become ever more difficult to exploit, things can only get worse.

We may with great difficultly be able to feed the extra people but minerals, metals and oils are finite and we are rapidly running out.

* David Gorton Rumney, Cardiff
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 12, 2011
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