Planet’s resources this year “would be exhausted by Saturday” if every country lived like Portugal

A horribly inconvenient truth has come from the Global Footprint Network today: if every country lived like Portugal (and the Portuguese) the planet’s resources would run out tomorrow. Explains SIC, “according to calculations, if everyone on Earth lived like the Portuguese, two and a half planets would be needed to satisfy “resource needs”. Worse, there are countries that ran out of this credit in February. According to environmental association ZERO, Portugal is running through natural resources ‘more and more quickly’. Last year, for example, the cut off point fell on May 13, a full week later than this year. Whatever the dates, this country – and many others – are living on ‘credit’, unsustainably – and no amount of eco-campaigning or warnings seem to be making a huge lot of difference.