New Delhi, July 26: Our Mother Earth has given enough to all living creatures, but here is the bad news! Humans have already used up all the environmental resources which are regenerated by Earth every year. Sad and unfortunate we greedy humans are becoming in the pace of developing and industrialising.
The Earth is a pretty amazing thing. Every year, it regenerates an enormous amount of the environmental resources - water, soil and clean air - that we humans use up. But in the last few decades, we've started using substantially more of those resources than can be replaced every year.
That's why, in 1986, environmental groups began calculating the day each year on which we go over our limit and start living on credit. This year, the day falls on 2 August. "By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year," the WWF and Global Footprint Network said in a statement.
"In other words, humanity is currently using nature 1.7 times faster than ecosystems can regenerate. This is akin to using 1.7 Earths. This means that in seven months, we emitted more carbon than the oceans and forests can absorb in a year, we caught more fish, felled more trees, harvested more, and consumed more water than the Earth was able to produce in the same period."
Observing this now we need to be more concerned about consuming natural resources like water, trees, carbon emissions etc. Let us unite together to take care of our Mother Earth.