Friday, August 14, 2015

Our Share of 2015 Natural Resources Already Used Up

Less than eight months into 2015, humanity has exhausted its yearly allotment of natural resources. A report from the Global Footprint Network named August 13 as Earth Overshoot Day, the annual marker of human overconsumption.
The report compares humankind’s resource consumption with the planet’s ability to produce natural resources, two measurements that have become increasingly out of sync in recent years. Since the turn of the century, Earth Overshoot Day has moved up from October to August.

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