techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com February 20, 2019


We already used up Earth’s resources for the year. It’s August

03 August 2018, 10:24 | Edward Lowe

Global Footprint Network calculates the day every year by adding up all of people's competing demands on nature, including: demand for food, timber, and fibres (cotton); absorption of carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels; and energy used for buildings, roads and other infrastructure.

As part of its mission to address the issues of clean and sustainable energy, the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) will be participating in this year's global Earth Overshoot Day, taking place on August 1, by urging South Africans to check their ecological footprint and be mindful of this where possible. We are using the Earth's future resources to operate in the present and digging ourselves deeper into ecological debt.

Based on its latest estimate, humanity is now using nature 1.7 times faster than our ecosystem can regenerate, including food, timber, fibre and the absorption of carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Kiwis turn down offer to tour Pakistan
New Zealand have rejected a request to tour Pakistan for the first time since 2003 because of security concerns. New Zealand decides against touring Pakistan "We're very sympathetic to the plight they find themselves in".

"Our economies are running a Ponzi scheme with our planet", said the network's CEO Mathis Wackernagel.

"If everyone lived like Americans, we'd use five Earths", Baillie said.

The earth pays the price of overusing natural resources of the world and each individual has a duty to stop it. Climate change, wildfires, untimely and unnatural rain fall, excessive heat, drought and floods are all the results of the over usage of natural resources.

Gunmen killed after taking over government building in Afghan city
They said 160 people had been killed and over 490 wounded in the province in serious security incidents in this time. At least 11 people were hospitalized and one of the attackers survived , Pajhwok Afghan News said.

If we cut our food waste in half, improved our efficiency in food production and consumed world-average calories, we would move the overshoot date back 38 days. On the other side of the world, Cape Town residents had to slash water consumption by half since 2015. Notable declines were seen in Singapore, the Bahamas, Denmark, United States (US), United Kingdom (UK) and France. That day is marked as Global Overshoot Day and each day - actually, each second - after that represents a negative balance in Earth's resource account.

"These are the consequences of busting the ecological budget of our one and only planet".

Highly Rated German Star Max Meyer Close To Premier League Move
Crystal Palace are yet to get a deal over the line for the signature of Germany global midfielder Max Meyer , it has been claimed. Meyer told the club website: 'I feel really good and I'm happy to be here.



Other News

Trending Now

Chelsea want to make N'Golo Kanté £290k top earner
Manchester United kick off the new Premier League season when they take on Leicester City on Friday night next week. According to " The Times ", the deal will be worth £75m over five years.

Chelsea lead race for Zaha and will offer Palace star more money
He has already snubbed interest from Everton as he is reluctant to move north again, after a failed stint with Manchester United . The forward is being chased by Chelsea , but Palace are unwillingly to part with one of their most influential players.

Samsung pretends Galaxy Note 7 never existed
However, ahead of the official launch, much has already been leaked online about the next-generation Galaxy Note model. Today, Samsung accidentally posted a video for its next flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 9 .

Have Iranian forces withdrawn from the Israeli border in Syria?
Moscow, Damascus's weightiest ally, has in turn sought coordination with Israel as a bridge with Washington in dealing with Syria's complex war.

How would Trump's fuel standard rules affect Americans?
Becerra vowed Thursday to fight the White House's proposed changes, along with attorney generals from 18 other states. The average new-car transaction is now $36,000, up more than $3,000 since 2014, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Google Android P final build to be announced on August 20?
Google may be planning to launch the newest version of Android later this month - and finally tell us what that P stands for. The date also falls in line with the announcement of Android Oreo , which took place on August 21 a year ago .

Florentino Perez reports that Real Madrid superstar will cost €750 million
The 33-year-old last renewed his contract with Los Blancos in November 2016, taking him until 2020. They have completed a loan deal for Modric's global teammate Sime Vrsaljko from Atletico Madrid.

Government bows to pressure on My Health Record, promises strengthened privacy
Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn , and Instagram . Now there are even more reasons to embrace the system".

China's factory activity expands at slower rate in July
Aw also noted that lower personal income taxes under TRAIN may do only so much to fuel overall household spending. "Worse may be to come", Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit , said.

NASA Says Boeing, SpaceX Could Launch Astronauts Next Year
DM-2, Crew Dragon's first manned demonstration flight, is still now scheduled for December 2018, as reported by the Inquisitr . His remarks were widely reported and Boeing spokeswoman Rebecca Regan confirmed the news via email to SpacePolicyOnline.com.