09 Aug '17, 4pm

David Suzuki: Demanding Economic Growth on a Finite Planet Robs Future Generations

NOAA-NASA-GOES Project / Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures David Suzuki: Demanding Economic Growth on a Finite Planet Robs Future Generations Aug. 2 was Earth Overshoot Day . Unlike Earth Day or Canada Day, it's not a time to celebrate. As the Earth Overshoot Day website explains, it marks the time when "we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year." That is the definition of unsustainable and means we're using up the biological capital that should be our children's legacy. We would require 1.7 Earths to meet our current annual demands sustainably. It doesn't have to be this way. "Our planet is finite, but human possibilities are not. Living within the means of one planet is technologically possible, financially beneficial, and our only chance for a prosperous future," said Mathis Wackernagel, CEO of the Global Footprint Network , an inte...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/earth-overshoot-day-2470973139.html

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