WWF's Living Planet Report Paints Stark Picture of Unsustainable Development by @DavidKThorpe

The Ecological Footprint (above) shows that 1.5 Earths would be required to meet the demands humanity makes on nature each year. These demands include the renewable resources we consume for food, fuel and fibre, the land we build on, and the forests we need to absorb our carbon emissions. For more than 40 years, humanity’s demand has exceeded the planet’s biocapacity – the amount of biologically productive land and sea area that is available to regenerate these resources. This continuing overshoot is making it more and more difficult to meet the needs of a growing global human population, as well as to leave space for other species.

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