Great Britain & America Eating The World Up Faster Than It Can Make More Food--Disaster Is Assured
Dr Claude Martin, director-general of WWF International, said: "We are spending Nature's capital faster than it can regenerate.
"We are running up an ecological debt which we won't be able to pay off unless governments restore the balance between our consumption of natural resources and the Earth's ability to renew them."
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The report says our ecological footprint has increased two and a half times since 1961. It says the average global footprint is 2.2 hectares (5.4 acres) per person, while there are only 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres) of land to provide resources for each of the planet's people..."