Yesterday was Earth Overshoot day !

Technically, August 19 is Earth Overshoot Day 2014, marking the date when humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for the year. 

“If we continue on the course estimated by moderate United Nations projections for increasing population and consumption, Global Footprint Network data show that we would need the capacity of three Earths to keep up with our level of demand before mid-century. Whether such continued levels of overuse are physically possible is highly uncertain.
Staying on this course would put the well-being of many of the planet’s residents increasingly at risk!”

You can read about this here, and here.


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