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Earths resources used up - Now we're in "Overdraft" (Earth Overshoot Day)

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posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:16 AM
From wiki the dates from previous years:

December 19
1990 December 7
1995 November 21
2000 November 1
2005 October 20
2007 October 26
2008 September 23
2009 September 25
2010 August 21
2011 September 27
2012 August 22
2013 August 20

posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:57 AM
S + F

Not for the article as I find it quite "light" but for the concept of Ecological Debt Day.
I don't agree with the numbers thrown in that article or on the wiki page, as they aren't backed up with clear and explicit examples, but the idea and concept of being able to measure if we have or haven't reached the point we're consuming more than our planet regenerates yearly, 1 decade, 25 yeras,... is actually interresting.

Not for natural ressources as Gold, Oil, gas and so on but I can see some use in monitoring this for ressources that have a shorter renew lifecycle and this country region wide.

Drinking water
Food from natural ressources and not from industrial stuff. (fishing mainly I presume)
Cultivation soil, renew vs depletation



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