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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay


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The Earth Overshoot Day in 2012 fell on August 12. This year, it is apprehended that the overshoot day will come even earlier.
Also known as ecological debt day, it is expressed as:
(World's Biocapacity/World Ecological Footprint)x365
Simply put it is the day in the year when we will consume what earth can grow in one year. From that day on we are on a deficit budget.
In 1989, the overshoot day fell on December 19.

As we go about in our daily business, we are close to the day our entire existence on earth will be on a deficit.

Does this piece of news bother you?


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    Aug 12 2013: Pabitra,
    I wish I had found this thread a month or more ago. I think with global warming and pollution and all we need to work harder to keep stuff generally clean. We need to keep good places for animals to live and wilderness areas for hunting an fishing, and some other areas that we just leave alone and stay out of so the Earth can remember itself and better heal from what we do to it.

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