Over the last 50 years, the world’s population has multiplied more rapidly than ever before. In 1950 there were 2, 5 billion people, in 2005 there were 6, 5 billion people and it is estimated that by 2050 this number can surpass 11 billion, at a current growth rate of 1.13%. Never before in the history of our planet has our natural resources been under so much pressure.
Every year we reach the point where ‘Ecological Overshoot’ happens earlier. This is the point where we have used more of earth’s resources than what can be reproduced for that year. In 1993, the day fell on October 21, in 2003 on September 22 and last year on August 13. In 2016 the date fell on the 8th of August, meaning from this point on we are living on ‘credit’. This is a credit that is not sustainable in the medium to long term.
Our world is suffocating from plastic waste and CO2 emissions. We are seeing more severe weather conditions and species are going extinct at the fastest point in history.
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