Human society surpasses ‘nature’s budget’ today

Mongabay: As of today, August 22nd, humanity has overshot the world's annual ecological budget, according to the Global Footprint Network, which tracks global consumption related to resource availability and sustainability. The organization looks at a variety of data including the world's fisheries, forests, agriculture, mining, and greenhouse gas emissions, but not fresh water. Since the 1970s, global society has been consuming resources at a faster rate than Earth's ecosystems can replenish them, leading......

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