Earth’s Resources Used Up at Quickest Rate Ever in 2016

An anonymous reader writes: In just over seven months, humanity has used up a full year’s allotment of natural resources such as water, food and clean air — the quickest rate yet, according to a new report. The point of “overshoot” will officially be reached on Monday, said environmental group Global Footprint Network — five days earlier than last year. “We continue to grow our ecological debt,” said Pascal Canfin of green group WWF, reacting to the annual update. “From Monday August 8, we will be living on credit because in eight months we would have consumed the natural capital that our planet can renew in a year.”


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