Living beyond our means

Today, October 6th 2007, is Ecological Debt Day –

Humanity’s Ecological Footprint is almost thirty per cent larger than the planet’s productivity this year. In other words, it now takes more than one year and three months for the Earth to regenerate what we use in a single year.

See the Global Footprint Network’s website for more, for example on how the date was calculated and the meanings of ecological debt and overshoot. News courtesy of Treehugger.

When approached at a national level, then the calendar dates are different; the UK, apparently, already went into debt in April of this year.


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