Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 16, 2015

Humanity Has Consumed All Of Earth's Resources In Eight Months

On August 13, the human population overshot the environment, which means that we exceeded the Earth's capacity to regenerate the resources spent this year. Mother nature hates us.

Calculated by the Global Footprint Network (GFN) sustainability think-tank, the landmark is a relatively recent concept. Humanity lived within the Earth's means up until 1970 but, driven largely by carbon emissions, it has been in steadily increasing debt ever since.

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