Published on July 24, 2021
We’ll have already used up all the resources Earth can naturally reproduce for this year by July 29, researchers say.
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Every year, researchers calculate the date by which we will use up all the resources the planet is capable of naturally renewing over the entire year. This year’s Earth Overshoot Day falls on July 29. That means that 210 days into 2021, we’ll be living on credit or digging into our savings to live and survive on Earth.
Earth Overshoot Day was created by the Global Footprint Network, and it’s determined by measuring biocapacity, the biological capacity of the planet to regenerate natural resources and absorb waste materials.
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