Today, 29 July marks 2019’s Earth Overshoot Day.
Earth Overshoot Day is the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what the earth can regenerate in that year.
Long story short – on average, we’re using up our resources 1.75 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate – equivalent to 1.75 Earths.
Naturally, this date varies considerably depending on the country. Egypt’s date is 25 November 2019, whereas others have theirs as early as February.
Ways on how you can play your role as an individual to move this date are coming in another post.
Learn more about Earth Overshoot Day from their official website https://www.overshootday.org.