Why Is sustainable Development Important?
More and more people believe that if we continue in our current methodology when it comes to development that we who live on the earth will need at least two more planets to supply the resources we'll need to sustain life. First of all, we don't have two other planets to draw from. The crux of the problem lies in the fact that 80 percent of the world's resources are used by 20 percent of the people. For example, just one individual living in North America uses as much energy as more than 200 West or East Africans!
Aside from that, there are the ecological issues to consider, too. Humans are developing the world so fast that we lose up to 137 species daily in just the tropical rain forests. It's mind boggling to think of what the effects of this development means to our future across the board.
This just gives us a glimpse at the importance of sustainable development.