CHINA, US, QATAR SINGLED OUT ON ‘EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY’

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PARIS, France: China, the United States and Qatar were accused of environmental plunder on Tuesday as green activists marked “Earth Overshoot Day,” the date at which mankind has exhausted a year’s budget of natural resources. “In just over eight months, we have used as much nature as our planet can regenerate this year,” Global Footprint Network, an international thinktank which calculates the metric, said in a press release.Global Footprint Network says that, according to its latest crunching of the numbers, Earth first lurched into ecological debt on December 29 1970.

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