It has been a challenging few days around our World as we have been witness to the continued calamity in Iraq and Syria and the political paralysis in India. Our team has been busy with our "Twitter Watch" on the latest from China and India over the past 24 hours--along with "The Daily Update".
We have also been on the prowl with another challenging problem with our World which we will report on: Our Planet. August 13 will be officially "Earth Overshoot Day" whereby, "...Global overshoot occurs when humanity’s annual demand for the goods and services that our land and seas can provide—fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, wood, cotton for clothing, and carbon dioxide absorption—exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can renew in a year. Overshoot means we are drawing down the planet’s principal rather than living off its annual . This overshoot leads to a depletion of Earth’s life-supporting natural capital and a buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. ". It is a developing story which we will have comments on over the ensuing weeks. The interactive map above from the team @ Earth Overshoot Day is quite insightful for all to get a sense of the challenging times we are faced with It was quite timely as our team was able to join this Webinar sponsored by MIT & UPS which we have made available to our community:
As we went to press with this latest edition of "Notations", we received some distressing news about the cancer of Jimmy Carter. According to a statement released by the Carter Center, he has cancer that has spread. We will continue to monitor it over the course of the ensuing days.