Living Off The Interest

Up until 1980, mankind lived mostly off the interest of earth’bounty. By that I mean they grew crops without destroying the soil for the next year. The caught fish without reducing the stocks. They drank water without draining the aquifers. However, after 1980, lived off the capital, depleting the resources each year, ignoring that they were dragging them down to zero. What the heck are future generations supposed to do if we leave them nothing?

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)