Number of Earths Needed If the World’s Population Lived Like the Following Countries
It’s simple mathematics. We can’t go on living like we do. If we do, we will arrive at times when our planet, of which we have just one, will not be able to replenish the resources to an extent that nature can sustain life. “We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester,” the Global Footprint Network concludes. Individual consumption must be reined in, mostly in industrialized countries.