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Portugal has exhausted this year’s natural resources

On exactly the same day as it did last year, Portugal has today ‘exhausted the natural resources available for this year, and begins to use resources that should only be consumed next year”. Environmental association ZERO comes to this conclusion from data compiled on the country’s ecological footprint. According to ZERO, “if each person on the planet lived like an average Portuguese person, humanity would require around 2.9 planets to sustain its resource needs”.