Overshoot Day

We know not everyone can live like Americans and not overextend our resources. Well as of today, August 22, we can’t live like anyone without going into resource debt. Overshoot Day happens every year. It’s when we’ve exhausted our annual global budget. From now to the end of the year, we’re living on borrowed resources. Yes it’s an artificial construct, but it’s illustrative nonetheless. 

(Via Peter Aldhous.)

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