A Path to a Brighter Future: Degrowth and Deglobalization

Earth Overshoot Day in 2015 occurred on August 13. This means that August 13 was the day when humanity’s annual demand for the resources that the Earth can provide (food products, resources such as cotton and wood, and carbon dioxide absorption) exceeded what the planet’s ecosystems can renew in a year. In other words, it takes 1.6 Earths to support humans’ demands. Recent estimates show that by sometime in the 2030’s, we will need 2 Earths to support us.


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