Earth has hit its natural resource ceiling for the year
Today marks ‘Earth Overshoot Day’, says the Global Footprint Network. Humans have officially used more natural resources in a year than the Earth can replenish.
“If current trends continue, by 2030 we will need the capacity of two planets to meet natural resource consumption needs and absorb CO2 waste,” according to the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report.
This isn’t something we can just ignore. We’re technologically ready to move past industrial civilization. Now we need to be mentally and socially ready.