…that could come in a sexual context, but I’m afraid I have to disappoint you. There is something going down on the knees though, it’s our planet, that has been suffering for decades and slowly, but surely it goes down and it looks like we will go down with it.
Today is EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY!
But what exactly does that mean? Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what the earth can regenerate in that year. So within half a year, the population needs, what the earth can provide within a year.
This is a devastating story and I will not leave you feeling empty, without any solutions. 😉
There actually is something we, the population, can do to #safetheplanet.
The Global Footprint Network has devided the steps to move the EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY into 4 approaches:
- Cities -> smart transport systems could make your day-to-day life easier and help the planet to survive at the same time!
- Food -> by reducing food waste (and every person is responsible for that) and increasing the efficieny in production the EOD can be postponed!
- Energy -> completely cutting fossil fuels before 2050 is definitely possible. Not only is it good for our planet, but it would also reduce costs in everyones life. The technologies needed already exist, so the shift just needs to happen!
- Population -> by reducing the birthrate (in 3rd world countries) we can not only safe the earth, but this also means that the biocapacity (living Standards/wealth) per family increases. We can especially work on it by educating girls all over the world. #educationiskey
If you want to know more about the topic or your ecological footprint in general, go have a look at https://www.overshootday.org/
This should bother all of us!