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Overshoot day: the other side of the coin


Every year on Earth Overshoot Day, a table becomes very popular, showing the number of Earths needed to be ecologically sustainable if all the people in the world had the same ecological footprint as the average citizens of various countries. This is computed by fixing the world population at the current value and varying the per capita ecological footprint. This time, we fix the per capita ecological footprint at the current world average and vary the population. This allows us to present a different table, showing the number of Earths needed to be sustainable if the entire world was as densely populated as various countries.

by Lucia Tamburino

August 22 is Earth Overshoot Day, when humanity’s demands for ecological resources and services exceed what Earth can regenerate during the whole year. Starting August 23, every further resource we consume represents subtraction from Earth’s natural capital: soil will be lost, natural resources won’t renovate, carbon emissions won’t be sequestered by natural ecosystems. To make an analogy, it’s as if you’ve already spent as much money as you earn in the entire year. All the extra money you’ll spend from now on will erode your capital. Of course, this way of living is not sustainable in the long term: you can do it only as long as you have capital left, or somebody gives you credit. When your capital is exhausted and your credit dries up, you go bankrupt. When dealing with money, bankruptcy is a problem; when dealing with natural resources, it’s a catastrophe.

There is a familiar table that the Global Footprint Network prepares every year for Overshoot Day. This table shows the number of Earths needed to be sustainable if all people in the world had the same per-capita ecological footprint as India, Brazil, the USA or any other country (Table 1).

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Table 1: Overconsumption eroding global ecological sustainability. The population has been fixed to 7.425 billion people (current value in 2016). All data are updated to 2016.

The ecological footprint (hereafter EF) was introduced by William Rees and Mathis Wackernagel in the 1990s as a measure of people’s environmental impact [1,2]. With respect to other indicators, it has at least a couple of advantages. First, it is fair because it is based on consumption, including imports, hence internalising any eventual displacement of environmental impact outside national borders [3,4,5,6]. Second, the EF is directly comparable with biocapacity, as it is expressed in the same unit: global hectares (gha). The biocapacity of a particular area represents its “capacity to produce biological materials used by people and to absorb waste material generated by humans.” The EF hence provides a simple criterion to understand whether a country is ecologically sustainable: if its total EF (per capita EF x population) is below its biocapacity, the country is sustainable, otherwise not.

From Table 1, we can learn that if all the people in the world lived as in India, we would only need 0.72 Earths to be sustainable, while if all people lived as in Norway, we would need 3.4 Earths. The information is correct and important. Nevertheless, it is partial and to some extent misleading. I know many people who, based on this table, draw the wrong conclusion that India is ecologically sustainable, and Norway is not.

At the Global Footprint Network website, there is a map showing all countries in green or red, depending on whether they are sustainable; that is, living within their national biocapacities [7]. Looking at this map (Figure 1), we see that India is among the unsustainable countries (shown in red). It may seem a contradiction, but it is not. In India, the average footprint is small but the number of feet is high, because the country is densely populated, much more than the average for the rest of the world. As a consequence, the total Indian ecological footprint is very high too, far above the biocapacity of the Indian territory. In fact, if the entire world was as densely populated as India, about 28.53 billion people would inhabit our planet! And no, we would not be sustainable, not even if we all were as low-impacting as the average Indian citizen today.

Figure 1: Map showing countries in ecological deficit (red) or sustainable (green). Darker colours show countries further in deficit or more sustainable. Source: Global Footprint Network.

Vice versa, Norway on the map is green: it is ecologically sustainable. Again, no contradiction. In Norway the average personal footprint is large but the number of feet is small, because population density in Norway is low, much lower than the rest of the world. If the whole world was as densely populated as Norway, less than 2 billion people would inhabit the planet. And the world would be sustainable without any need for reducing the EF.

It’s as if you had a cake to distribute to a certain number of people. If people are not too many, you can give each a big piece of cake and the cake is still enough for all. But if people are too many, there may not be enough for all, even giving each just a small piece of cake. Sustainability depends not only on the size of the pieces, but also on the number of pieces and on the size of the entire cake, which represents–in this metaphor–the available biocapacity.

To highlight this, we decided to build a different table. This time, we didn’t fix the number of people on the planet, but the per capita EF, which averages 2.75 gha for the world as a whole. Then, we computed how many Earths would be needed to be sustainable if the entire world was as densely populated as India, Norway, the USA or any other country. Results are shown in Table 2 below.

Table 2: Overpopulation eroding global ecological sustainability. The per capita EF has been fixed to 2.75 gha per person (world average value 2016). Population density has been calculated as the ratio between national population and national biocapacity. All data are updated to 2016.

Taken together, Tables 1 and 2 provide a more complete picture of the world situation, highlighting the two main drivers of biocapacity overshoot: the size of the pieces of cake and the number of pieces that different countries take for themselves, two sides of the same coin. The question is: why has Table 2 never been built before?

Table 1 is very useful, because it shows that higher per capita EFs, which depend on consumption and technology, undermine the ecological balance of our planet. Conscientious consumer behaviour is important in achieving ecological sustainability. Nevertheless, higher population numbers play an equally important role in undermining ecological balance, as shown in Table 2. Conscientious reproductive behaviour is equally important in achieving sustainability. Why is this factor so neglected?

A possible answer might be that we can do something in order to reduce per-capita EF: improving technology, reducing consumption. In contrast, according to the current demographic fatalism, nothing can be done in order to reduce population. But this is not true: population numbers also result from human choices and behaviours. They can be addressed responsibly through public policy. Successful examples of voluntary family planning programs (such as those in Thailand, South Korea, and Bangladesh) show that not only is it possible to reduce fertility rates without coercive policies, but family planning programs can also improve the conditions for women and children in many countries [8, 9]. Don’t forget that lots of women have many children not because of their free choice, but through lack of choice: they are forced to marry very young, sometimes as little girls, or do not have sufficient access to contraception [10].

In order to avoid “ecological bankruptcy,” we need to face the two major drivers leading to biocapacity overshoot. Many people insist that overconsumption is the problem, not overpopulation, as though they were mutually exclusive. Instead, it is not overconsumption or overpopulation, it’s overconsumption and overpopulation. Both drivers must be acted upon, ideally simultaneously. The current reluctance to recognize overpopulation’s role risks undermining the chance to achieve sustainability, exacerbating both ecological deficit and human poverty. There are no good reasons to keep focusing only on one side of the coin. There are big risks if we keep neglecting the other.

33 Comments on "Overshoot day: the other side of the coin"

  1. Dredd on Tue, 23rd Jun 2020 8:24 am 

    How can one calculate how many are needed for this or that when so little is known of this one (On The Origin Of The Home Of COVID-19 – 6)?

    One is all we get. One is all there is.

  2. Sissyfuss on Tue, 23rd Jun 2020 9:04 am 

    Once you achieve overshoot, every day of the year is Overshoot Day. The math is simple yet horrifying.

  3. nocar on Tue, 23rd Jun 2020 3:10 pm 

    I think it is misleading to calculate simply by the area of a country. Most of Norway,for example, is barren mountains where you can not grow anything.

  4. Bloomberg of the chosen race on Tue, 23rd Jun 2020 7:50 pm 

    yes but more growth is the answer!, more more more!, Nothing can stop our growth except economic downturns, climate change, pandemics and that other thing nobody talks about : REALITY

  5. Finkelstein the money lender on Tue, 23rd Jun 2020 7:52 pm 

    Yes but debt makes us rich ! shutup Bloomberg you are educating the goyims !

  6. Duncan Idaho on Tue, 23rd Jun 2020 8:12 pm 

    “When you listen to the President, these are the musings of an imbecile. An idiot. And I don’t use those words to name call. I use them because they are the precise words of the English language to describe his behavior. His comportment. His actions. We’ve never seen a level of incompetence, a level of ineptitude so staggering on a daily basis by anybody in the history of the country whose ever been charged with substantial responsibilities.”

    And this is from a Repug

  7. Theedrich on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 1:17 am 

    The Democrat “Resistance” is Communist. Pure hate. The leadership (the Party itself together with the Council on Foreign Relations, Davos-elite Jews, media Kikes, internet mega-organizations) control the FBI, the hierarchy of national intelligence agencies, many among the Pentagonal chiefs and, of course, the rioting mobs.  Their hell-inspired mantra is “𝕮𝖔𝖔𝖓 𝕷𝖎𝖛𝖊𝖘 𝕸𝖆𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗!” — which is inculcated in the clueless young by countless university and college professors paid with tax dollars.

    The Yidbox-hypnotized masses, now zonked out in marijuana-induced haze, accept the Red agitprop as the updated form of their former Yid-Cretin Bible.  And so we slouch toward a repetition of the Commie takeover of Russia in 1917, fantasizing that it will bring a grand new heaven on earth of Negroid wonderfulness after the extinction of the White race and its civilization, the only civilization truly worthy of the name.

    The vast majority of Republican politicos are spineless.  Their only interest is the monetary and status benefit of being in Congress.  Nikki Haley, the Indian wog who was a “Republican” governess of South Carolina, then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, expresses little but hatred toward President Trump, and smiles beneficently on the rioters, thereby assuring media support for her own political future.

    In short, America is being turned into a ThirdWorld hellhole by Democrat killers and their corrupt, anti-White backers.  It is forgotten that there were once at least nine other hominim types that inhabited the earth preceding, or concomitantly with, homo sapiens.  All the others are gone forever, only a few of their bones left.  And nothing guarantees that we ourselves will survive the current spasm of White genosuicide.

    For — pace the screaming meemies of the current anti-White Democrat party — after Whites are gone, only the abyss of lifeless time will remain.

  8. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 1:42 am 

    “And so we slouch toward a repetition of the Commie takeover of Russia in 1917, fantasizing that it will bring a grand new heaven on earth of Negroid wonderfulness after the extinction of the White race and its civilization, the only civilization truly worthy of the name.”

    Precisely that is happening, both in the US and UK.

    Nevertheless there is reason not to despair, especially not for the US, because of the many differences with the 1917-USSR situation:

    – The white population is well-armed
    – EU, Russia and China are at peace, prosperous and constitute and overwhelming force for 2 billion. Where in 1918, during the Russia civil war 1917-1922, everybody was licking his wounds of WW1, this is not the case.
    – It is unclear how the US army will respond in case of a Dems anti-constitutional coup.

    Disadvantage: in the USSR the Jewish leaders of the revolution came from the bottom (“Pale of Settlement”), where in the case of the US the have long taken over the top of society, own the media and financial institutions. Washington is certainly going to lose its empire, but could hold on to the US and the rest of Anglosphere, with Anglos ending up in a Orwellian world, as depicted by this map from “1984”:

    – a right-wing, populist or even neo-fascist Euro-Siberia, led by white Europeans (orange)
    – a “globalist”, mongrelized Anglosphere, led by Jews (pink)
    – good old China, the force of continuity (green), led by Han-Chinese
    – Islam (yellow), led by turkey

    Let’s stick with Marx, who taught us: “first time a tragedy, second time a farce”.

    Could very well apply to the upcoming bolshevik-2.0 revolution-of-color.

    But one thing is certain: this time Americans will be on the receiving end of history, on the defense rather than expanding. For Europe it is good news. Saved by the bell of CW2/WW3.

  9. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 1:55 am 

    Donnie in good shape, hope he will win the election and create the best possible conditions for European-America to escape from the ZOG-nightmare and Europe gets 4 more years to prepare an army (that is integrate existing armies) and for China to prepare to make its move and expand in East-Asia:

    “Donald Trump finally gets the packed mask-free reception he craves at 3,000-strong students rally in Phoenix and calls coronavirus ‘kung flu’ AGAIN – as cops fire pepper balls at protesters gathered outside”

    This gathering is btw precisely the reason for the travel ban for US citizens to Europe. Ah well, it is for the good cause: throwing people like duncan and mobster against the wall, just to show the world we mean business.

  10. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 2:19 am 

    The best indication that there is no such thing as a white-populist right in the UK can be distilled from the reader comments of the “right-wing”, pro-Brexit DailyMail newspaper:

    Robin1248, Roselle, United States, 6 hours ago

    I adore our President

    Pro: 182
    Con: 234

    madgirl, phoenix, United States, 4 hours ago

    I am so proud of this President!

    Pro: 81
    Con: 161

    Ignot, Middle Earth, United States, 5 hours ago

    I am liking this Trump guy more and more everyday. America should be happy to have such a bloke running things. A+

    Pro: 90
    Con: 135

    And on and on…

    Most Brexiteers are globalists and want pre-2016 BAU restored in the US, preferably Republican, but not the closet white-nationalist Trump. They want continuation of the US empire being the geopolitical #1, with US water carrier UK as he #2. US-Batman and UK-Robin.

    They are not going to get it. Brexit is an essential ingredient for the downfall of empire, in that it decouples continental Europe from Washington. The only interesting question is HOW the US-empire will come to its end.

    For white Americans there is a…

    – relatively good scenario: Huntingtonian, identitarian world order, with an independent Heartland tied to continental Europe, map at the top
    – Or a very bad scenario: Orwell-1984

  11. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 2:38 am 

    Trumps poll numbers are as good as they have ever been.

    In Israel!

    “What he has done for Israel is huge – as in HUGE.

    Moving the embassy to Jerusalem was huge. No other president had the fortitude to do this. Not Bill Clinton. Not George W. Bush. Not Barack Obama.”

    Four more years, LOL!

  12. Davy on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 4:31 am 

    Rabid Lib left needs to be dealt with. They are book burning fascist. Did you hear that Duncan & MOBster?

    “Woke Authors Quit JK Rowling’s Agency After It Refuses To Cave To Trans Mob”

    “At least four authors have severed ties with the literary agency representing them and JK Rowling, after it refused to distance itself from remarks made by the Harry Potter author on transgender issues…“After J. K. Rowling’s — who is also signed to the agency — public comments on transgender issues, we reached out to the agency with an invitation to reaffirm their stance to transgender rights and equality.” the statement further explains. “We felt that they were unable to commit to any action that we thought was appropriate and meaningful.” the authors said. In other words, the agency wouldn’t publicly condemn Rowling’s opinions on biological sex…In a statement of response, The Blair Partnership wrote “We support the rights of all of our clients to express their thoughts and beliefs, and we believe in freedom of speech. Publishing and the creative arts are dependent on these things. It is our duty, as an agency to support all of our clients in this fundamental freedom and we do not comment on their individual views.” “To reiterate, we believe in freedom of speech for all; these clients have decided to leave because we did not meet their demands to be re-educated to their point of view,” the agency shot back.”

  13. Davy on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 4:44 am 

    More book burning by the rabid left:

    “Twitter Bans Trump’s Favorite Meme-Maker As Election Heats Up”

    “Cook makes memes – short clips which typically poke fun at Democrats, the MSM or the establishment, which President Trump has tweeted to his audience of 82 million followers on a regular basis… The impact of Cook’s suspenion did not go unnoticed by The Federalist’s Mollie Hemmingway, who considers it election interference. Twitter ramps up 2020 election interference by banning masterful meme maker Carpe Donktum…Why? Because Cook’s memes are hilarious, widely shared, and fire up conservatives…The power of memes (a.k.a. ‘meme magic’)…Not only are memes funny, they invoke emotional responses without having to focus much of one’s attention – leaving them particularly effective when it comes to influencing people, particularly voters…Memes, a term first used by Richard Dawkins in 1976 to mean easily transmissible cultural units, are essentially viral internet images containing short humorous text. Much like their animated brother, the GIF (graphic interchange format), memes are intended to be created quickly, shared widely, and received humorously…Last Thursday Twitter added a “manipulated media” label to the ‘toddler video’ – which mocks CNN by humorously suggesting they would incite racial division by editing a video of a black toddler and a white toddler hugging, into a chase scene in which the white child is chasing the black one.”

  14. Davy on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 5:02 am 

    Duncan’s platform:

    Where’s The Omelet? Black Lives Matter Chicago Answers George Orwell’s Question”

    “That BLM Chicago video and its other statements should also put to bed lingering spin that its demand to defund police actually means just reimagining how policing works and partial redirection of resources. They mean abolish the police. That’s their word for it. Abolish prisons, too. Here’s their separate post on that. Don’t stop there. The entire Department of Corrections must end. On Twitter, BLM Chicago said, We say #DefundThePolice and #DefundDepOfCorrections because they work in tandem. The rise of mass incarceration occurred alongside the rise of militarized and mass policing. They must be abolished as a system. What they don’t say is perhaps more important than what they say. There’s no condemnation of violence. With BLM graffiti covering so much of Chicago, there’s no doubt many members and supporters participated in the vandalism. BLM’s evolution with Marxism was described nicely by The Federalist in 2016, which showed how parts of BLM’s platform read like they were lifted straight from the pages of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. BLM faded in popularity around then and politicians began to shy away from mentioning it, mostly because of its controversial positions like that…BLM nevertheless became mainstream just in the past couple months. It’s easy to find BLM yard signs and seemingly reasonable people who have marched with BLMers or carried its signs. Let’s put that more bluntly: Well-intentioned BLM supporters are getting had. The majority of those either using the BLM phrase or supporting the organization are being used on behalf of a violent, chaotic insurrection. They are also supporting, deliberately or not, the nonviolent but vicious mob now running unchallenged across America. Though twice as many Americans and a majority of black Americans prefer the All Lives Matter phrase over Black Lives Matter, saying so can get you fired. Grant Napear, a 32-year veteran TV voice of the Sacramento Kings, lost his job simply for saying, “All Lives Matter, every single one.”… If you want Orwell’s answer, here it is, from Nineteen Eighty-Four: Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped…One thing BLM says should be universally accepted, though for different reasons. “Silence is violence,” they say. Indeed it is. If the two-thirds of Americans who believe all lives matter continue to remain silent, expect more violence from many causes. Racism will surge thanks to passions deliberately inflamed by identity politics. Poverty will soar as businesses flee Chicago and other big cities. Shrunken budgets and emptied prisons will overload police departments. The Ferguson effect will embolden thugs, initially, but bad apples in the police will later respond with a vengeance. And trained Marxists will pursue their dream of violent insurrection.”

  15. Davy on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 5:07 am 

    These rabid liberal left tech giants need to be taken down, did you hear that Duncan and MOBster?::

    “Senator Accuses Google Of Posing “Tremendous Threat To Free And Fair Press” As Antitrust Probe Gets Going”

    “As part of an escalating probe into anti-competitive and antitrust practices by Google, Reuters reports that DOJ officials and some state attorneys general are set to meet on Friday to discuss next steps. The federal government and nearly all state attorneys general have opened investigations into allegations that the company which once upon a time said its motto was “don’t be evil” has broken antitrust laws. The federal probe focuses on search bias, advertising and management of Google’s Android operating system, according to the report. Separately, in a letter sent Sunday to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn on Tuesday said that Google and parent company, Alphabet, pose a “threat to a free and fair press in America.”

  16. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 5:56 am 

    Now BLM wants to destroy churches too:

    These idiots are making themselves impossible and are setting themselves up to be slaughtered and completely removed from white lands.

  17. Davy on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 6:32 am 

    “David Korowicz @davidkorowicz”
    “The precise date is not the key point, but a peaking of global oil production represents a severe risk to global systems integration, and consequently a catastrophic risk to society. I do wish economists and environmentalists were more curious about it. Coronavirus will hasten ‘peak oil’ by three years, says consultancy. Rystad Energy says its estimate of ‘recoverable’ oil resources has dropped by 282bn”

  18. SupertardLifeMATTERS on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 8:20 am 

    the level of anti-supergoat president missouri saint here is apalling

    please respect and love supertard

    SLM !!!

    take that

  19. joe on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 10:55 am 

    Still waiting for Derek Chauvin to be set free. The Dems goal is to split America racially. As Johnson famously put it ‘I’ll make sure those n!$$☆×€ vote democrat for 200 years”

  20. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 11:04 am 

    van Cumswig, it’s so HOT the way you get so excited telling everyone your little blood soaked, white power, race war narrative. No matter how many hundred of times you repeat it, it’s still gets the juices flowing…as all good porn should.

    Like Theedumb & Davy, you live in a totally black & white world where you & your tribe, the pure & blameless whitey righties, are victims of evil lefty forces and everyone who doesn’t support your worldview. Every single thing wrong in this world is loony lefties fault. If only they can be annihilated, then a new golden age of peace and prosperity will arise.

    What a coincidence that your predictions just happen to match up with what you wish to see happen. Like the emotional sports fan who always bets on his own team.

    Deluded tribal halfwits drunk on your Manichean narrative. So, pretty much the same as team left.

    Don’t worry one way or another, you’ll get your blood & suffering, but it won’t be like your narrative. It’ll be chaotic & when that happens everyone’s a potential target, so don’t be surprised when it’s one of your loved one’s head that gets turned into a pink mist because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. It could even be you. In that case, you won’t be surprised, because you’ll be fucking dead.

    It’s been estimated that in the 20th century the civilian death ratio was 10 dead civilians for every dead solider.

  21. Davy on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 11:42 am 

    Fuck democracy!


  22. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 1:23 pm 

    Fuck democracy!


  23. the level of anti-supergoat president missouri saint here is apalling please respect and love supertard SLM !!! take that on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 1:33 pm 


  24. #killtheleft on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 1:34 pm 


  25. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 1:47 pm 

    “FBI concludes that Bubba Wallace not victim of hate crime over noose incident“

    Nascar has precisely ONE black driver and his name is Bubba (not making this up). Now he claims to be the victim of a “hate crime” after he found a rope in his garage that COULD be interpreted as shaped as a noose.

    Bubba flipped out, unfortunately…

    NASCAR officials said in a statement that the noose was actually a “garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose” and that photographic evidence showed it had been in the garage since as early as last fall. Wallace was assigned the garage last week.

    It was a clear hoax, but the social reaction was predictable pathological, hysterical..

    After his Chevrolet came to a stop, Wallace climbed out and bowed his head against his car door, sobbing.

    Earlier this month this pestillence made his BLM mark regardless by further demonizing and erasing white history:

    After renewed pressure this month from Bubba Wallace, who said no one should feel uncomfortable at a NASCAR race, NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from all its races and facilities.

    This farce will pile up until the point of no return has been reached and “poof” says the “melting pot” (pressure cooker, really).

  26. REAL Green on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 1:55 pm 

    Every body no’s Pink Poodle and #killtheleft are us Davy. Were not foolin any one.

  27. Anonymouse on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 2:33 pm 

    Not that any of you morons, and by morons I of course, referring to the lunatic davytard, and his butt buddy, the cloggedsphincter, are even remotely on-topic. Instead both prefer to waste even more space with the turds off-topic socking and stalking, and cloggjudes….whatever the fook that austistic yidiot is yammering on about this hour.

    So for a change of pace, the topic.

    This articles premise i based on a logical fallacy. A rather large one actually. The how-many-Earths comparison has been used many times before, but, always in context of a nations RESOURCE use per capita and footprint. Not, pop. ‘density’.

    What gives the problem away with this article here is amerika. It only needs 1 extra Earth??! Something sounds fishy here. The actual #s of Earths needed to sustain amerikans bloated, resource theft-fueled lifestyle, is 4 to 5 Earths. Not one.

    Norway is another country that comes across like they are doing an awesome job. Except they are not, really.

    Norways actual footprint, based on its RESOURCE use, is actually about 3.5 Earths. Similar to my country, which is between 3.5-4 Earths.

    And Iraq? Wtf is up with that. No way Iraq and occupied and impoverished by the uSzio empire, is somehow consuming all those worlds worth of resources, yet, their occupiers, the jews and amerikans, are way back at like, 1 Earth each. LOL.

    Global footprint IS a valid way of looking at over consumption, but, this article, is downright deceitful when it uses population density in the manner it has, to try and make a point.

    Lie and damn lies right?

  28. Not that any of you morons, and by morons I of course, referring to the lunatic davytard, and his butt buddy, the cloggedsphincter, are even remotely on-topic. Instead both prefer to waste even more space with the turds off-topic socking and sta on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 2:43 pm 


  29. zero juan on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 2:44 pm 


  30. Lunatic Davyretard on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 3:24 pm 

    zero juan

  31. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 5:15 pm 

    There is no cause for alarm. Overshoot is built into nature & it’s played out billions of times on meat grinder earth. Species that lack the necessary reproduction rate & gradient reducing abilities to put themselves into overshoot tend to get out competed.

    There is some leeway in the reproduction rate. For example, N Americans bred less than their global competitors, but more than make up for it in a much higher rate of gradient dissipation. The balance has shifted with China’s rise. What caused their rise? They began reducing more of the global gradient (the earth is a giant space battery) about 50 years ago & have been rising ever since. This is the reason for the “China pivot” Plenty of energy in Russia, but they’ve been bumped to #2 because they are not consuming it anywhere near the rate of China.

    Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind

  32. makati1 on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 6:30 pm 

    Anon, there is never any reality coming out of the West or Israel these days. All bullshit and lies.

    The US is ~4% of the world’s population and wastes ~25% of its resources. The same resources would support at least 1,600,000,000 if it were on the level of most countries. That is more than China or India.

    “The richest quarter of the world’s population accounts for more than three-quarters of consumption of many natural resources… the 450 million people of sub-Saharan Africa share about the same amount as the 10 million who live in Belgium.”

    Time for the Great Leveling, and it seems to be happening. Pass the popcorn.

  33. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Jun 2020 7:49 pm 

    “Anon, there is never any reality coming out of the West or Israel these days. All bullshit and lies.”

    What, Mak, is coming out of Asia? Not lies and Bullshit? No wonder you are uncomfortable with being 75 or 77. That is a big difference when you are losing your marbles

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