In the Red
John Perry · Earth Overshoot Day
Yesterday we went into the red. According to the Global Footprint Network, between 1 January and 22 August mankind used up a year’s worth of the earth’s resources. Earth Overshoot Day came sooner this year than ever before. Ten years ago it fell on 3 October, and as recently as the 1970s we were still living within our means. Things are slipping fast.