Renewable Matter # 4 / June

Ecological Debt's Hidden War Increases Tensions in the Mediterranean Area

by Alessandro Farruggia

From 1961 to 2010, the ecological footprint of the entire region increased by more than 211%. At best, its biocapacity only provides half of the natural resources and services used, meaning that the rest must be imported.

 

There is another public debt resting on our shoulders. It is neither less dangerous nor lighter than the financial one. Above all, it is completely out of control. It increases every year, especially because we are partly not aware of it or largely underestimate its importance, thus persisting in adopting choices that cause and worsen it.

This public debt, hidden to...

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