AS of today, August 2, 2017, we will have used as much from nature as our planet can renew in the whole year. (Last year the date was August 8)
In only seven months, humans used more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester. For the remainder of 2017, we will be living on resources borrowed from future generations.
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