World now in ecological deficit, finds study

Eight months into the year, humanity has used up its annual resource budget, says the Global Footprint Network

Society has exhausted its resource budget for the year and is living in debt, according to research by a coalition of academics and campaigners.

The Global Footprint Network, whose members include WWF and the New Economics Foundation, says that just eight months into the year, humanity has already used up its annual allocation of food, raw materials and carbon absorption. Consumption for the rest of the year is worsening the ecological

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