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Earth Overshoot Day: August 1st 2018

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by leokitten, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. leokitten

    leokitten Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    For a long time now, humans have been using up natural resources much faster than they can be replenished. The reason we can still breath and have food available to us is because the Earth started with a vast reserve of natural resources before humans began taking more than can be replaced by natural processes. We are reducing that reserve at a faster and faster pace and one day it will not be there anymore. Frankly this will be cataclysmic for our species.

    The Global Footprint Network does a detailed and laudable job of quantifying and measuring it.

    NBC News:
    Earth Overshoot Day: Humans are using Earth's resources faster than ever, group warns

    Earth Overshoot Day

    Global Footprint Network
     
  2. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    There is nothing positive with this disease, but it has surely helped improve my global footprint..
     
  3. Sisyphus

    Sisyphus Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is self-limiting problem. Well before resources actually run out they will become more difficult to get, and then one way or another the population will decline.
     
  4. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    And that will be majorly unfun. It would be nice if we could avoid it.
     
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