Today is Earth Overshoot Day.

Today, we used up all the resources which Earth can produce this year. The resources of Earth, used after this day, are unsustainable.

Today is only 64% of the way through the year.

We need to fix this.

And no, to be clear, the problem is not overpopulation because Earth is not overpopulated.

The problem is a handful of rich countries spending a century building a culture filled with cheap disposable commodities, powered by setting fire to irreplaceable resources and oppression of those more vulnerable. Because a few people decided it was profitable, and lots of others didn't argue because it was convenient.

The problem is that humans are greedy and wasteful, and we need to stop.

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@InvaderXan a lot of people of power where born in the 50s. Back then, the world population was 3 times less than what it is today.
We do have enough resources for everyone, but it requires a major shift in the way we see the world. Shift that might be impossible to make for some old decrepit brains.

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