Living within our means?

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Hardly, according to the (albeit unscientific) calculations of theGlobal Footprint Network, a sustainability international think tank. The NGO has identified today, September 25th, as Earth Overshoot Day, a milestone that marks in this calendar year “the day when humanity begins living beyond its ecological means.” From now until the end of the year, we are in ecological deficit — the difference between the Earth’s biocapacity and our ecological footprint. It would appear we consume in 10 months what takes the planet a year to regenerate.