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Humans ‘using one and a half planets’ worth of resources and will need two Earths by 2030′
October 14, 2010
Human demands on natural resources have doubled in under 50 years and are now outstripping what the Earth can provide by more than half, a new report has warned.
And humanity carries on as it is in use of resources, globally it will need the capacity of two Earths by 2030, the biennial Living Planet Report said.
Wildlife in tropical countries is also under huge pressure, with populations of species falling by 60 per cent in three decades.
And the report, from the WWF, the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network, said British people are still consuming far more than the Earth can cope with.
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