Overshoot Day. Italy has already exhausted the resources it can ask of the Earth

  Overshoot Day.  Italy has already exhausted the resources it can ask of the Earth

May 13, 2021 is Migratory Day for Italy: we have exhausted the amount of resources that the planet is capable of reproducing for the current year.

Four and a half months Out of twelve. Italy It has already exhausted the amount of natural resources that it can “demand” from the planet. In more than a third of the current year, we have already reached the so-called Overshoot day. This means that, between now and the end of next December, we will ask the Earth how much it is capable of giving us.

A coal mine in China. The whole world uses far more natural resources every year than the Earth

In 2020, Pravasi Day was May 14.

The date comes one day before 2020, when it was recorded on 14 May. In fact, every year Global footprint network, An international association for sustainability that works with environmental accounting, calculates the planetary ecological footprint to determine migratory day. “Days to come” Of each nation. Comparison of ecological footprint The ability of its inhabitants and the planet to regenerate its resources.

In other words, ecosystems around the world will be able to recreate the resources that Italy has consumed so far. Which will not be possible for all those we will use in the rest 2021. Therefore, our country contributes heavily to progressive exhaustion. natural resources Of the planet. And this is also confirmed by the fact that “only” came in the second half of August, the global overshoot day last year.

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Approximately three planets will be required to respond to Italy’s requests

This means that, to answer the question of a nation like Italy, About three planets will be needed. In case of five United States of america, And slightly less for l ‘australia, Not all other saintly world rankings. Who sees the third place Russia, after France, Germany I Japan. In seventh place, therefore, our country.


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