Earth Viability Dashboard

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Earth's Dashboard

A Planetary Emergency

We are in the middle of a planetary emergency. This is increasingly acknowledged by scientific and non-governmental organizations. The Planetary Emergency Partnership (PEP) has developed a Planetary Emergency Plan 2.0 to address the complex across-cutting emergency.

However, awareness of the planetary emergency remains low. Therefore, the Earth Viability Center is engaged in the drafting of a Declaration of Planetary Emergency. The goal is to have this declaration made available in all languages and signed by as many citizens of planet Earth as possible. The draft is developed on Place4Us, the virtual collaboration platform where all people can collaborate to ensure that Earth remains a place for us.

If you want to contribute to the development of the declaration, join us at Drafting PED.

Others have also declared a planetary emergency. For example, the Club of Rome in collaboration declared a Planetary Emergency in September 2022. They published a roadmap out of the emergency "Planetary Emergency 2.0 already in September 2020 (see local copy).

Humanity's Ecological Footprint

Earth Overshoot Day: The day in the year when humanity has used all the resources the planet produces in one year and starts tapping into the stock of nature is coming earlier every year. From Earth Overshoot Days.

Overhoot Day by Country: The overuse of natural resources is distributed very unequally between countries. From Earth Overshoot Day.

For more information on humanity's ecological footprint, see ...

The Earth Energy Imbalance

The ocean heat content is rapidly increasing. This is the result of the Earth Energy Imbalance (EEI) being today roughly 10 million times larger than on the long-term average over the last 200 million years. This very large EEI is caused by the high CO2 content in the atmosphere caused by humanity's excessive use of fossil fuels. More than 90% of the energy the planet currently stores goes into the ocean. For more information, see NOAA web page ...

Your Comments and Questions

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