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Earth on course for eco 'crunch'

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The document contends that our demands on natural resources overreach what the Earth can sustain by almost a third.

It says that more than three quarters of the world's population lives in countries where consumption levels are outstripping environmental renewal.

This makes them "ecological debtors", meaning that they are drawing - and often overdrawing - on the agricultural land, forests, seas and resources of other countries to sustain them. 

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