Climate Change

Earth Overshoot Day. What is it and why do we need it?

Earth Overshoot Day: We’ve not been living within Earth’s means since the early 1970s. Image: Unsplash/NASA

Andrea Willige
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Chart showing Earth Overshoot days.
Since 1970, the world has run an ecological deficit between our planet’s resources and human needs. Image:

Infographic showing country overshoot days.
How long can we make the Earth’s biocapacity last? Image: Earth Overshoot Day

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How can the world push back the date when the balance of biocapacity and human consumption tips? Image: Earth Overshoot Day
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