Earth Overshoot Day

How much strain does our global economy put on the Earth’s biocapacity?
How much strain does our global economy put on the Earth’s biocapacity?

Today is Earth Overshoot Day, the day on which humans have used up nature’s budget for the entire year. As of today, August 13th, we go into debt with nature for the year. In 2000, Earth Overshoot Day happened in early October. According to the Global Footprint Network,who “tracks humanity’s demand on the planet (Ecological Footprint) against nature’s ability to provide for this demand (biocapacity),” carbon sequestration now makes up more than half of the demands we put on more-than-human nature. We are stripping the biosphere of its capacities to regenerate, driving us toward the edge of the world.

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