August month begins with Earth overshoot

Natural resources of the planet for 2018 are depleted

On August 1st, the Earth went into overshoot mode, that is, this year the population has already used every natural resource that the planet is capable of producing in twelve months. From now on, all water, all arable land, all trees not coming from sustainable management that will be used, will leave a debt with the environment.

The Global Footprint Network, an international non-profit organization, the only one to carry out scalable sustainability measures, has estimated that humans are using ecological resources equivalent to 1.7 Earths.

“We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ecosystems can absorb,” says the Global Footprint website.

The phenomenon of early depletion of Earth’s annual resources is marked by the organization every year since 1969, taking into account the total annual consumption of humanity (Ecological Footprint) with the Earth’s capacity to regenerate renewable natural resources that year (biocapacity).

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