Earth Overshoot Day: August 1st, 2018

Posted In Ecosystem Destruction, News
Jul
31


Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Earth Overshoot Day is not a day to be celebrated, but it is a day that deserves to be noticed and acted upon.

It’s the day we go into ‘nature debt,’ utilizing more than the year’s supply of water, forest and agricultural resources…

Read Full Article, MNN (07-31-2018)

Earth Overshoot Day is the earliest in almost half a century; Euronews (07-31-2018)
It’s taking over 1.7 earths to sustain our current way of life, according to the Global Footprint Network.

What is Earth Overshoot Day and why is it coming earlier each year? The Independent (07-31-2018)

Earth’s resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes; Guardian UK (07-22-2018)
Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes. As a result, the Earth Overshoot Day – which marks the point at which consumption exceeds the capacity of nature to regenerate – has moved forward two days to 1 August, the earliest date ever recorded…

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