Archive | August 19, 2014

Happy Earth Overshoot Day!


August 19 is Earth Overshoot Day 2014, marking the date when humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for the year. For the rest of the year, we will maintain our ecological deficit by drawing down local resource stocks and accumulating carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We will be operating in overshoot.




Celebrations should be limited to those countries in surplus quadrants.