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EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY

August 20 is Earth Overshoot Day 2013, marking the date when humanity exhausted nature’s budget for the year. We are now operating in overdraft. For the rest of the year, we will maintain our ecological deficit by drawing down local resource stocks – fish stocks, forests – and accumulating carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/gfn/page/earth_overshoot_day/