Friday, June 16, 2017

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide


Four days after President Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the Global Footprint Network (GFN) reported that Earth Overshoot Day 2017 will fall on August 2. Most Americans likely have no idea what that means.

From January 1 to August 2, the world’s 7.5 billion people
will have used as much of Earth’s biological resources—or
biocapacity—as the planet can regenerate in a year.
The basic point is quite simple: From January 1 to August 2, the world’s 7.5 billion people will have used as much of Earth’s biological resources—or biocapacity—as the planet can regenerate in a year. During the remaining five months of 2017, our human consumption will be drawing down Earth’s reserves of fresh water, fertile soils, forests, and fisheries, and depleting its ability to regenerate these resources as well as sequester excess carbon released into the atmosphere.


Read the Yes! magazine story by David Korten  - “We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide.

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