Full Title: Resource Revolution: Meeting the World’s Energy, Materials, Food, and Water Needs
Author(s): McKinsey & Company
Publisher(s): McKinsey & Company
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
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During most of the 20th century, the prices of natural resources such as energy, food, water, and materials such as steel all fell, supporting economic growth in the process. But that benign era appears to have come to an end. The past ten years have wiped out all of the price declines that occurred in the previous century. As the resource landscape shifts, many are asking whether an era of sustained high resource prices and increased economic, social, and environmental risk is likely to emerge.