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Erika and Dave dig into the more fascinating aspects of sustainable living - including the joy of living sustainably. It’s all about ending our culture’s love affair with “more,” which is not making us happier and is killing our planet. No half-hearted greenwashing here; we share the brutal and joyful truth! Dave directed the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, which Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich declared “could be the most important film ever made.”

Sep 20, 2018

Is Earth Overshoot Day meaningful? How sound is ecological footprint and biocapacity data behind it? Dave and Grace examine a critique from Robert B. Richardson, Associate Professor of Sustainable Development at Michigan State University.

Plus: This summer’s heat and fires are NOT “the new normal.” (It will get worse. Sorry.) More forest fire destruction comes with climate change. If you want to be a green hero, recycling is not nearly enough. How women who decide not to have children are treated. Men should take more responsibility for contraception.

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Conversation: Yes, Humans are Depleting Earth’s Resources, but ‘Footprint’ Estimates Don’t Tell the Full Story

Earth Overshoot Day episode (#16) of the GrowthBusters podcast

Overshoot Day Website

Global Footprint Network Ecological Footprint Data

Calculate Your Footprint

To Kid or Not to Kid documentary

The Race of Our Lives Revisited by Jeremy Grantham

James Hansen’s Temperature Updates

Science Says: Hotter Weather Turbocharges US West Wildfires