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Earth Overshoot Day arrives earlier this year than ever before

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 09, 2016 01:09 AM
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by Kristine Lofgren last modified Aug 08, 2016

The planet isn't equipped to deal with the amount of pollution humans pump out and the amount of resources we gobble up every year. To mark just how unbalanced things are, each year we mark Earth Overshoot Day, the point that we use up nature's entire "budget" for the year. And this year, Overshoot Day falls on August 8 - earlier than it ever has before in history. Think of it as a bank statement for the planet, and from here on out for the rest of the year, we're bouncing checks. Earth Overshoot...






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