• We've reached a milestone in our demand for Earth's natural resources, and it could have major consequences

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    This year's Earth Overshoot Day falls on August 1, the earliest it has ever been.
    Renewable natural resources are being consumed 1.7 times faster than they can regenerate, according to the Global Footprint Network.
    A large ecological footprint can cause a loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and deforestation, as well as more severe droughts and hurricanes around the world.
    Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the moment our demand for natural resources exceeds what the planet can renew, falls on August 1 this year - the earliest it has ever been.
    When calculating Earth Overshoot Day , the...
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