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Overshooting The Earth’s Capacity

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about overshooting the earth’s capacity and what we can do about it

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

August 2 was Earth Overshoot Day. Unlike Earth Day or Canada Day, it’s not a time to celebrate. As the Earth Overshoot Day website explains, it marks the time when “we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.” That is the definition of unsustainable and means we’re using up the biological capital that should be our children’s legacy. We would require 1.7 Earths to meet our current annual demands sustainably.

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Filming The Quest For Tomorrow’s Solutions

The ECOreport seeks out French director about a documentary filming the Quest For Tomorrow’s Solutions

By Roy L Hales

In 2012 French journalist Cyril Dion read a study1stating that unless we take action now, humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. He shared his concerns with a friend, actress/filmaker Melanie Lauren. This ultimately led to their Global trek, filming the quest for Tomorrow’s Solutions.

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  1. Anthony D. Barnosky et al, “Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere”, NATURE, Nature 486, 52–58 (07 June 2012)

How Fire Transformed Human Lives

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED: How Fire Transformed Human Lives

Originally Published on Deep Green

By Rex Weyler

Fire is the fundamental human technology, the foundation of everything that came after in human societies. Controlled fire transformed our diet, physiology, psychology, language, social structure, technologies, and our relationship to the rest of nature.

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Becoming A “No Carbon Nation”

The ECOreport reviews a documentary film on pathways towards becoming a “No Carbon Nation” 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The negative impacts of climate change are already upon us, but there alternatives to the energy sources that caused them. In the space of 94 minutes, Peter Sircom Bromley’s documentary attempts to give a comprehensive overview of pathways to becoming a “No Carbon Nation.”

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Overshooting Our Planet’s Resources

The ECOreport interviewed Greenpeace co-founder Rex Wyler about the role hydrocarbons have had in our civilization, climate change and how humanity is overshooting our planet’s resources. 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMRex Wyler spoke of a wolf pack that found a valley full of deer. Initially, they flourished and grew plentiful. Only they were too successful. They eventually ate all the deer and there was no food left for the wolves. Humanity is in a similar situation, overshooting our planet’s resources.

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