We did it again, and it is no surprise. We’ve used up a years-worth of the planet’s regenerative resources in less than a year. As of August 24, we’re not living a sustainable life. It has been decades since we had a sustainable balance with nature. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we are in control of how much we use. The pandemic slowed economic activity enough to delay Overshoot day by 24 days. Our actions, or inactions, have that much of an effect. The pandemic is requiring the re-assessment of many of our civilization’s systems. The frailty of archaic systems is more apparent. As companies and governments and people recognize the need to adapt to the crisis, they are also recognizing the opportunity and the necessity to change and adapt to whatever new normal is arising. Inspiration comes from unexpected places.
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