We Consume More Resources than Available in the Earth
by MVillanueva on September 25, 2015 - 9:35pm
The article L’humanité vit à crédit suggests that the world’s population consume more resources than available in the planet Earth. In 2014, only eight months were sufficient in order to reach and consume the entirety of the resources available in the Earth without compromising the regeneration of the said resources. The next four months’ consumption is seen as excess which results in ecological deficit that will use the Earth’s supplies and increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. According to the Global Footprint network, at least one planet and a half is needed to produce enough resources in order to sustain the ecological footprint of the Earth. There exists some audacious solutions based on sustainable development that would be helpful to the health of the planet. They consist into using renewable energies, consuming diets less based on meat and promoting circular economy instead of linear economy.
Author from Le Devoir (August 24th, 2014). L’humanité vit à crédit. Le Devoir. Retrieved from http://www.ledevoir.com/economie/actualites-economiques/416295/l-humanite-vit-a-credit