Earth Overshoot Day – 3rd September 2023

Earth Overshoot Day is the day when humanity’s resource consumption exceeds the Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources for the year.
This year, it fell on the 2nd of August. Earth Overshoot Day has been getting earlier since the 1970s. Experts estimate that at the current rate of consumption, it would take 1.7 Earths to produce and regenerate all the resources we use today
Overshoot days are calculated for individual countries, too. If the whole planet consumed in the same way as the UK does, overshoot would occur on 19 May. Qatar has the earliest overshoot day (10 February). The US, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates are all on third place (13 March). Jamaica has the latest one (20 December).
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