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Earth Overshoot Day
Aug. 2, was Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth can regenerate over the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, the research institute specialized in natural resource accounting that has developed the Ecological Footprint metric. Human activity currently consumes 1.71 times more renewable natural resources and ecological services than Earth can renew, depleting our natural capital. Consuming natural resources 71 percent faster than what Earth can regenerate means ...