Today, 29 July 2019 is Earth Overshoot Day (EOD), previously known as Ecological Debt Day, the date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year will exceed what the Earth can regenerate.
By midnight, humanity’s allotment of natural resources for 2019 will be all used up.
Each year, the human population grows and we keep increasing this deficit by consuming the Earth’s natural capital and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Last year’s Earth Overshoot Day was 1 August, three days later than this year’s. Over the past 20 years, Earth Overshoot Day has moved up three months.