Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate

August 5, 2015 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

The world enters ecological ‘overshoot’ this year on 13 August, six days earlier than last year. All the world’s production and consumption for the rest of the year, this suggests, then runs up an environmental deficit beyond nature’s ability to regenerate itself and safely absorb our economic waste. It’s a highly conservative estimate, based on the best data available.

It means we still seem to be heading fast in the wrong direction with the world gearing up to approve new sustainable development goals in New York, and a new climate accord in Paris.

It may seem a paradox, but this moment of our greatest peril, may also see the flourishing of our greatest potential.

See HERE for the full article.

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Entry filed under: Carbon_Emissions, Climate.

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