Earth Overshoot Day : humanity has crossed the red line

This report presents information about Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity’s consumption of resources exceeds what the Earth can regenerate in a year. In 2022, this day fell on 28 July. Every year, after this date, humanity is considered to be living on borrowed resources, creating a resource deficit.

A few key figures


At current global consumption levels, we would need 1.8 Earths to meet our needs and 5.1 Earths if every human consumed like an American.

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