Global overshoot


If we consume more of a natural resource in a year than the Earth can replace in a year, we will eventually run out of that natural resource. For each natural resource, the process of resource depletion will be running at an individual rate. You can go to and to read more about how scientists calculate these rates and combine them to produce the concept of ‘Overshoot Day’.

It’s an idea that has its difficulties, but it’s a compelling way of representing the ecological problem that humanity is creating for itself.

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