It is EarthOvershootDay and we have officially used more resources than our planet can renew in the whole year !
What does this mean?
Earth Overshoot Day is the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth can regenerate over the entire year. This year Earth Overshoot Day falls on August 2, the earliest date yet.
The costs of this global ecological overspending include deforestation, drought, fresh-water scarcity, soil erosion, biodiversity loss, and the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The Overshoot Day is getting closer..and closer.
Calculate your footprint
To calculate your own Overshoot Day and Ecological Footprint, go to: www.footprintcalculator.org and see how many 'earths' would you need if the world lived like you.