July 29, 2019

Sad record - today is Earth Overshoot Day

Souce: http://ecobnb.com/blog/2014/10/earth-overshoot-day/

Today, Monday July 29, is World Overshoot Day 2019, which has already exhausted this year's natural resources. Overall, the earth provides about 12.2 billion hectares of bioproductive area. The calculated fair share for each citizen of the earth is therefore about 1.7 global hectares (gha). The average Austrian claims about 6 gha. If all earthlings were to live on a similar footing as we do in Austria, we would need more than 3 planets, and almost 5 considering the American lifestyle. Globally, mankind already claims the natural power of 1.75 planets.

July 29 is the earliest date since the first appearance of an eco-deficit in 1970. The Global Footprint Network calculates environmental debt by assessing the global biocapacity available (the ability of ecosystems to provide food and natural products and pollutants to reduce the ecological footprint of mankind (the use of these natural services through products and services). If the load is greater than the replenishment, one speaks of the mentioned ecological deficit, the Ecological Overshoot.

"What we really lack is not energy or resources - what we lack is the fantasy of imagining a different world." @ Platform Footprint

Individual solutions and in-depth information can be found at:

https://www.overshootday.org/ and http://www.footprint.at/eod2019info

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