Earth Overshoot Day 2018: the day we are out of budget

By July 24, 2018 Cartoons

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when we have spent our annual budget (cartoon #11)

This year, Earth Overshoot Day falls on August 1, the earliest day ever! Our Ecological Footprint is how much we demand from nature. Currently, humanity is using the equivalent of 1.7 planets. Every year, Global Footprint Network calculates Earth Overshoot Day. It marks the date when humanity’s demand on nature exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. You can think about this as a bank account. For the first 7 months in 2018, we lived on our regular salary, after that we start chipping into our savings or racking up credit card debt…

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