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Earth Overshoot Day: Planet Badly Losing Many of its Natural Resources

Aug 09, 2016 02:59 AM EDT
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The Earth's nature is slowly deteriorating, and humans are mostly to blame. Every person on earth is guilty not just by being a direct contributor to the negativity, but also indirectly being a part of it. In fact, an event today showed how humans have disturbingly consumed a lot of natural resources.

The Global Footprint Network, an international group that is up to the Earth's betterment, shared that this day is officially what they call the "Earth Overshoot Day." This means that there is not available allotted budget for human's annual consumption of Earth's renewable resource energy anymore.

The Earth's resources are already decreasing fast, that's why to limit its usage the experts set a standard allotted amount which humans should only consume during the whole year. But unfortunately, there are still 145 days until this year finally ends, and humans were not able to budget the allotted allowance given to them, Gizmodo reports.

"We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester," notes GFN. That same result has manifested since the first Earth Overshoot Day last December 19, 1987. Experts say since then, results are getting worse.

Last year, the Earth Overshoot Day has landed on August 13. In 2014, the event was on August 19, as noted by Quartz. As experts see it, it is just clear how every year people would just keep repeating the same mistakes in not conserving the resources this planet has.

Because of today's Earth Overshoot Day and what is happening to our resources, more and more people came to realize the urgency to minimize every resource the world has to offer and to make a stand for nature so other nations would do the same, as posted by Laboratory Equipment. Some of these countries include Costa Rica, China and several other European countries.

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