We Are Destroying Our Planet: Mankind Spent All Renewable Resources For This Year
That date was set by international organization “Global Footprint Network” that oversees resource spending all around the world depending the part of the Earth and capabilities of the ecosystem’s yearly renewing capabilities for that part.
“Our eco-debt is continuously growing”, said Pascal Canfin, chief of the french branch of “WWF”.
„Starting Monday, August 8th, until the end of the year, we will live on ‘loan’, because in only 8 months we spent the entire natural capital that our planet can renew in a period of one year”, Canfin added.
In 1993 all the resources were depleted on October 21st. In 2003 it was September 22nd, and last year it was August 13th. In the 60’s people used only about three quarters of the all renewable resources on the earth. The sudden increase occurred in the 70’s when there was a global economy and population rapid increase.