This year’s overshoot day is tomorrow. 15 years ago, it was in October.
Global overshoot occurs when humanity’s annual demand for the goods and services that our land and seas can provide – fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, wood, cotton for clothing, and carbon dioxide absorption – exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can renew in a year. Overshoot means we are drawing down the planet’s principal rather than living off its annual interest. This overshoot leads to a depletion of Earth’s life-supporting natural capital and a buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
// via r2b-student