Thursday, 2 August 2018

Yesterday was Earth Overshoot Day 2018

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Earth Overshoot Day is hosted and calculated by Global Footprint Network, an international think tank that coordinates research, develops methodological standards and provides decision-makers with a menu of tools to help the human economy operate within Earth’s ecological limits.

 Among the organisations campaigning to push Earth Overshoot Day back is the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe.

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