Yesterday was Earth Overshoot Day. From here on in we are eating into "natural capital". We have used in 8 months, the planetary budget for the year. As we talk about financial austerity, where is the discussion of our need to limit our environmental consumption? The contradiction clearly expressed at Rio +20 between our "who dies with the best toys wins" culture which sees consumption as enviable and our need to adapt in the face of the oncoming crisis is once again highlighted.
We must adapt or collapse.