Overshoot Phenomenon

“Humans  catch  more fish than the fishing grounds can give which permanently dismisses more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere  than that which can be absorbed as the ecosystem . In some regions , more trees are cut down than grown and pumping more water from the soil than is collected again from the groundwater. ”


Source (translated): Wackernagel, Mathis & Beyers, Bert (2010). Der Egological Footprint. Die Welt neu vermessen. Leipzig: Europäische Verlagsanstalt GmbH.