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A sign warns of extreme heat as tourists enter Death Valley National Park in California.(Reuters File Photo)

Humans overshoot 2020 planetary ‘budget’ on August 22

London | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 12:59 AM IST
So-called Earth Overshoot Day - the date when humanity has used all the biological resources that Earth can renew annually - has crept steadily earlier since the 1970s, according to the Global Footprint Network.
Humans have exhausted all the natural resources on Earth(Representational image)
Humans have exhausted all the natural resources on Earth(Representational image)

Earth has overshot its resources budget

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 03:32 PM IST
We humans have exhausted all the natural resources that our home, the Earth can sustainably supply over the year. The alarming part is that we have finished those resources – that should have lasted an entire year -- in just 7 months.
Eateries in the Capital are opting for biodegradable alternatives such as paper straws, jute bags and kulhads.(Photo: Gokul V. Shine)
Eateries in the Capital are opting for biodegradable alternatives such as paper straws, jute bags and kulhads.(Photo: Gokul V. Shine)

Delhi restaurants are moving towards a plastic-free future

By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 04:07 PM IST
On Earth Overshoot Day, we see the environmentally-hazardous plastic going out of the cafes in the Capital, and eateries and hotels going for innovative replacements—paper and steel straws, jute bags and wooden cutlery.
In the context of India, if we continue to use our resources at the current rate, we would need 2.5 countries to satisfy the needs of our population.(Shutterstock)
In the context of India, if we continue to use our resources at the current rate, we would need 2.5 countries to satisfy the needs of our population.(Shutterstock)

Earth overshoot day: Today the planet runs out of natural resources

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 01:25 PM IST
Next year, if actions are not taken to reverse the trend, the date will be in July, just seven months into the year.
The Global Footprint Network, an international think tank that calculates the Earth Overshoot Day by coordinating research, said that at the current rate of consumption and waste production, humanity will need 1.7 earths to satisfy its exploitative needs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Global Footprint Network, an international think tank that calculates the Earth Overshoot Day by coordinating research, said that at the current rate of consumption and waste production, humanity will need 1.7 earths to satisfy its exploitative needs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Earth set to run out of resources two days sooner this year, says study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 08:05 AM IST
The day is marked as Earth Overshoot Day, illustrating the point at which the consumption of resources such as carbon, food, water and wood exceeds the capacity of nature to regenerate.
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