that humans are using more natural reserves than nature can give,
environmental advocacy group, Global Footprint Network, has calculated
that our resources are being used at a rate more than 30% higher than
what nature has available.
As such, all global resources have
been consumed as of August 21, with everything used after today such as
water, crops and products from the forests leaving an Earthly deficit.
scientists estimate that at this rate, reserves will be 100% depleted
by 2040, which would be catastrophic. Italian scientist Roberto
Brambilla, who is affiliated with the research, has stated that the keys
to a better balance include eating less meat, riding a bicycle and
using sustainable energy sources.
Our appreciation Dr. Brambilla
and Global Footprint Network for this unique view of our current
dis-harmony with the planet. Let us all act quickly to preserve both
resources and lives by finding ways to live in balance with the Earth. http://rt.com/Top_News/2010-08-18/mankind-deplete-earth-resources.htmlhttp://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/earth_overshoot_day/