Growing consumption and population = ‘ecological debt’

Despite growing environmental awareness and energy efficiency measures, the developed world consumes more than ever. At the same time people in China and much of the developing world are adopting more energy intensive lifestyles.

So more cars and meat consumption in China, etc., combined a growing obsession for the latest consumable goods – like phones, cars and computers – in rich nations, means the world will enter into ecological debt one month earlier this year. According to the New Economics Foundation (NEF) ‘Earth Overshoot Day’ will fall on August 21stcompared to September 23rd last year.

http://www.greenfudge.org/2010/08/18/growing-consumption-and-population-‘ecological-debt’/

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