Hold your horses, it’s not the time to get excited. The term overshoot and earth put together is not a good thing. It’s the tipping point actually, our obsession with material consumption has become so insane that we’re really getting really out of control.
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date in which humanity has officially exhausted nature’s budget for the year. What does that even mean? Simply put, we’re going through an ecological deficit.
According to the Global Footprint Network, humans have used up more resources than the Earth can regenerate within a staggering eight months period. This year’s Earth Overshoot Day is the earliest it has ever been. So it seems we’re currently using ‘1.7 Earth’s’ and more resources than nature is able to reproduce.