On August 2, mankind will “live in debt” the Earth – scientistsUncategorized July 30, 2017
This year, the day on which the Land will not be able to recover the consumed human resources, have on 2 August. This writes Deutsche Welle , and notes that in 2017 this day would come a week earlier than in 2016.
Ecologists have calculated the annual limit of permissible use of the resources of our planet. The technique, which is used by scientists from the Global Footprint Network, measures the renewable resources of the planet. It allows you to calculate the exact day of the year, which are consumed all over the year recoverable resources of the planet.
If in 1987, “the border renewability” fell on 19 December, then later it is successively moved from the end of the year to the middle. In 2011, humanity has consumed all the renewable resources to 27 September.
On 2 August a number of environmental organizations intend to hold a joint rally in front of the Brandenburg gate in Berlin. The aim of the campaign is to remind you that humanity is consuming more wood, plants, food, fish, and other than ponds, forests and fields in the state to create and restore yourself.
Scientists estimate that to meet the current needs of humanity requires of 1.7 Earth. By 2030 may need two planets and by 2050, three, experts from the German Greenpeace.
It should be noted that the concept of “renewability” since its appearance in the debates of the scientists. First of all, due to the methodology of calculating the day in which humanity enters the border.
Experts from the Global Footprint Network – the authors of the concept say that it is based on ecological “footprint” that leaves every man. On the website Global Footprint Network has a calculator for calculating this footprint.