August 24, 2012 9:34 AM Subscribe
This month we've gone too far, we humans on Earth.
posted by doctornemo (26 comments total)
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"[H]umanity has exhausted nature’s budget for the year. We are now operating in overdraft."
A couple of days ago global civilization crossed from being in the black to up in the red, according to one view.
It's a moving date: "In 1992, Earth Overshoot Day... fell on October 21. In 2002, Overshoot Day was on October 3".
Is Earth Overshoot Day a useful concept, a kind of Doomsday Clock for our era?