Robert Richardson –
Earth Overshoot Day—the date when human consumption becomes more than the resources the Earth can regenerate—has raised awareness of the growing impact of human activities on the planet. However, the methodology used to calculate it is flawed, argues Dr Robert B. Richardson.
The introduction of electric ride-sharing scooters in cities around the world has been met with a surprising level of scorn, given their obvious environmental and economic benefits. Rather than banning the new technology, municipal governments should be doing everything they can to maximise its benefits.