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Humanity set a record for the rate of depletion of the planet's resources

Katerina Belousova

A prosperous life within the limits of our planet is not unattainable

Analysts from the USA have determined that in 2022, Earth Overshoot Day will be the date when humanity uses all the renewable resources that the Earth renews in a year. passed out on July 28.

Humanity uses resources faster every year, reports the analytical center Global Footprint Network.

So in 2021 Earth Overshoot Day came on July 29, in 2020 - August 28, and at the beginning of the study in 1971 – at the end of December.

overshootday.org

"People have the power to improve their homes and communities. However, the greatest potential for large-scale impact lies in governments and businesses aligning their policies and strategies with the reality of our finite planet," the article says.

Analysts emphasized that Mr flourishing life within the limits of our planet is not unattainable.

This requires addressing five key areas to improve sustainability:

  1. planet (helping nature)
  2. cities (design and management)
  3. energy
  4. food (production, distribution and consumption)
  5. population.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that a study by the Stockholm Center for Sustainable Development showed that chemical pollution crossed the planetary boundary, which threatens the stability of global natural ecosystems.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, environmental pollution and toxins from the environment caused at least 9 million premature deaths, which is twice the number of deaths in the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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