Wednesday of this week, August 1st, is the 2018 Earth Overshoot Day! The human community will have used in 7 months all the natural resources that Earth can naturally replenish in one year. We are creating an earth deficit for the next 5 months.
Every resource we use for the rest of this year is borrowed [stolen?] from future generations. Our greedy use is endangering our progeny. Our long standing and worsening pattern of overuse promises great suffering for the poor and vulnerable of the world. According to statistics, if we responsibly repaired this 5 days/ year, we would be in balance in 2050. We need to embrace ecological healing as a long term and life saving strategy. Earth is our common home.
For more information about Earth Overshoot Day visit http://www.overshootday.org/about-earth-overshoot-day/.