29 October 2008

Ecological Footprint ~ Earth's Eco-Credit Crunch?

BBC spotlights the prospect of a planetary Eco-Credit Crunch...
"The Living Planet Report asserts that demands on natural resources overreach what the Earth can sustain by almost a third. It says that more than three quarters of the world's population lives in countries where consumption levels are outstripping environmental renewal. This makes them "ecological debtors", meaning that they are drawing - and often overdrawing - on the agricultural land, forests, seas and resources of other countries to sustain them."

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