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We've exhausted the planet for 2019 already!

Jul 30, 2019 14:29 IST

29th July 2019 will go down in history as the world's earliest Earth Overshoot Day in 20 years. Every year, this day determines the time when we use up the resources of the planet's budget for the year, which for 2019 is 1.75 times faster than what the planet will be able to renew in the whole year. Henceforth, whatever resources we use will be borrowed from the future generations. This crucially important day was originally conceived by UK's Andrew Simms and Global Footprint Network calculates how much of our nature we are abusing. According to the GFN report, some countries reach their own overshoot days much before others, such as Qatar & Luxembourg who overshot the mark less than 50 days into the year. A global campaign called #MoveTheDate aims to move the World Overshoot Day to December 31 or later, before 2050.