August 21 is Earth Overshoot Day

August 21 is Earth Overshoot Day

Every year, Global Footprint Network calculates nature’s supply in the form of biocapacity, the amount of resources the planet generates, and compares that to human demand: the amount it takes to produce all the living resources we consume and absorb our carbon dioxide emissions. Earth Overshoot Day, a concept devised by U.K.-based new economics foundation, marks the day when demand on ecological services begins to exceed the renewable supply.

August 21 is Earth Overshoot Day

August 21 is Earth Overshoot Day

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