A recipe I’d like to try.
Today marks Earth Overshoot Day, the day in the calendar when humankind has already used up the equivalent of a year’s worth of natural resources. It marks our continuing failure to adapt towards a more sustainable pattern of existence.
When Overshoot Day was first calculated, back in the mid 1980s, it fell on 19 December. Although in recent years the rate of acceleration has decreased (last year Overshoot Day fell on August 13th, the previous year August 19th), we are still depleting resources faster than they can be replaced.
Loss of arable land, deforestation, fossil fuel depletion, overfishing and in particular global warming are continuing to widen the gap between what we consume and what is ecologically available.
If we wait until we get a government with the vision and courage to make the necessary changes to the way we interact with our planet we will be waiting for…
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