If we knew an asteroid were to hit the Earth on a certain day and wipe us out, we would mobilize every scientist, bureaucrat, CEO and soldier planet-wide to deal with it.
Well, an equivalent disaster is headed our way, and not only are we doing nothing about it, we’re actively ignoring and denying it.
I read ‘Ten Billion’ by Stephen Emmott the other day. It’s a very short book; it only took me an hour to finish. It’s true that its facts are debated, but the message is clear.
In my opinion, it ought to be compulsory reading for every inhabitant of Planet Earth.
Happy Earth Overshoot Day!
With a hat tip to Damn the Matrix: