BBC: Global resources stock check

If we fail to correct current consumption trends, then when will our most valuable natural resources run out?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120618-global-resources-stock-check

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Minerals and fossil fuel data based on known reserves currently economical to extract, assuming fixed 0% increased in usage per year. No provision made for changes in demand caused by new technologies, discoveries of new reserves or market forces.

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