Humans use as much ecological resources as if we lived on 1.75 Earths (source). The Ecological Footprint is the only metric that compares the resource demand of individuals, governments, and businesses against Earth's capacity for biological regeneration.
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photo credit: UN Biodiversity All five mechanisms that drive down biodiversity are symptoms of ecological overshoot (see also the adjacent blue box). Overshoot is caused by the human economy’s demand for more resources from nature than nature can regenerate. This insight was core to a proposal for the UN Biodiversity Conference COP 15. Several countries...
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Food security in a world of overshoot
Those with higher incomes than others are more likely to be able to buy more from other countries than vice versa.