(Un)Happy Earth Overshoot Day!
The thought of continuously running a business on a deficit sounds somewhat unsustainable, right?
Well, congratulations! We’re all living in just such a business. Yesterday we celebrated Earth Overshoot day, but don’t bring out the champagne just yet.
Earth Overshoot Day marks the point in each year where we are no longer operating within the Earth’s ability to regenerate itself — so to continue the business analogy, it’s like eating into your savings, or worse: accumulating more debt.
Bishal Baniya, Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, spoke to us about his research in the field.