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Today is Earth Overshoot Day: the day our demand surpasses nature’s budget

09/22/2008 08:34 PM

On September 23rd this year we mark an unfortunate milestone: As of today, humanity will have consumed all the new resources the planet will produce this year, according to Global Footprint Network calculations. For the rest of 2008, we will be in the ecological equivalent of deficit depending, drawing down our resource stocks –  in essence, borrowing from the future.

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