Earth Overshoot Day: the debt we can’t ignore

By August 13, 2015Earth Overshoot Day

planet_smallToday is Earth Overshoot Day. It’s the day when, as a planet, we collectively reach the limit of how much resources we can use this year without jeopardising the planet’s ability to replenish those resources for the future.

Take a lake full of fish: there’s a limit to the amount of fish that can be caught each year while still leaving enough to reproduce and build back the stock for next year. Today we hit that limit, for the planet as a whole.

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