13 October 2010

Humanity Now Using Nature's Services 50% Faster Than Earth Can Renew

Sourced from
Global Footprint Network, 13 October 2010:

'Humanity is now using nature's services 50 percent faster than what Earth can renew, reveals the 2010 Living Planet Report, released Oct. 13 in Bristol, UK. Produced by WWF in collaboration with Global Footprint Network and the Zoological Society of London, the report examines the state of our natural world, and our impacts upon it.

How Big Is The Human Footprint On The Earth?

The report reveals humanity’s Ecological Footprint has more than doubled since 1966. In 2007, the most recent year for which data are available, humanity used the equivalent of 1.5 planets to support its activities.

Yet change is possible. This edition of the report presents scenarios based on actions that could change the curve, as well as the outlook if we remain on our current course.

See the interactive graph to explore how the typical Ecological Footprint in your country compares to that of others.'

Download the 2010 Living Planet Report
(for languages other than English, click here)

See a fact sheet with key Ecological Footprint findings

Released at the same time as the Living Planet Report is the Ecological Footprint Atlas, with complete 2010 Ecological Footprint and biocapacity results. Click here for more info.

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