(MULTI) – IATE Term of the Week: earth overshoot day | TermCoord


Two days ago, on Wednesday the 2nd of August, all the natural resources for 2017 were used up. It was Earth Overshoot Day. This calculated day “marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year” (Global Footprint Network 2017a). This means that from now on, all the energy we consume is ecological debt (Euronews 2017). It is in this context that we have chosen Earth Overshoot Day as the IATE Term of the Week.

via Terminology Coordination Unit [DGTRAD] – European Parliament


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