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Latest update : 2017-08-02

Earth Overshoot Day: How Can We Create a Sustainable Future?

Today is Earth Overshoot Day, the day on which the world’s population has used up all of the Earth’s natural resources capacity for this year. The date has been occurring earlier for almost each year since 1971, when the group responsible for calculating this critical marker started publishing their data. Our guests join us to discuss the accuracy of this assessment, what it means for the planet, and what can be done to put a brake on this downward spiral.

Produced by Fanny DASSIE, Wassim CORNET, and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

Our guests

Jørgen Randers

Professor in Climate Strategy, Norwegian Business School

Bjørn Lomborg

President, Copenhagen Consensus Center

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2017-10-19 Europe

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now?...

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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