The concept of overconsumption

Environmental pollution, destruction of the biodiversity and climate change are symptoms of overshoot or overconsumption: when a population exceeds the carrying capacity of its habitat. Overshoot is not just beginning. It’s been going on for over half a century now and currently in its accelerating phase.

Overconsumption is always met with collapse; it’s locked into the system. For us that implies the suprasystemic collapse of the global infrastructure. If you’re interested in the concept of overshoot, you might want to study the works of Professor William Rees: [Wikipedia Profile]

“William Rees, FRSC (born December 18, 1943), is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia and former director of the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at UBC.

Rees taught at the University of British Columbia from 1969–70 until his retirement in 2011–12 but has since continued his writing and research. His primary interest is in public policy and planning relating to global environmental trends and the ecological conditions for sustainable socioeconomic development. He is the originator of the “ecological footprint” concept and co-developer of the method.” [‘The Fundamental Issue: Overshoot’]

And: [‘Will Modern Civilization be the Death of Us?’]

And, if you don’t have that much time to spend: [‘What is a sustainable population?’]

Or, if you réally want to do a deep dive into the subject matter:,rising%20incomes%20and%20population%20growth

[‘The Human Ecology of Overshoot: Why a Major “Population Correction” is Inevitable’]