As of August 13, 2015 we've used up the budget of Earth's resources for the year. How long can this continue?

Earth Overshoot: Running on Empty

  According to data from the Global Footprint Network, August 13, 2015 was officially “Earth Overshoot Day.” We have now used nature’s entire budget for the year. Global Footprint Monitor tracks humanity’s demand on natural resources against nature’s ability to accommodate that demand – also known as biocapacity. Carbon sequestration, natural carbon sinks for increasing carbon emissions, accounts for more…

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Sustainability depends on collaboration

Measuring the Effectiveness of Collaborations for Sustainable Solutions

Collaboration may be a popular buzz-word, but is it really effective? As I have argued in three previous Global Warming is Real articles, a collaborative approach to sustainability offers the fastest and most effective means of combating climate change. Now more than ever a variety of strategic partnerships are emerging between industry and governments, academia and non-government organizations (NGOs). Almost 70 percent of charitable organizations are collaborating to share resources, save…

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