Earth Overshoot Day was 29 July in 2019, it was 31 December when scientists have initially launched this research project in 1970.
Carbon dioxide emission is the main reason behind the annual revision of the Earth Overshoot Day, which is earlier year after year, and our growing demand for the resources further compromises the planet’s regenerative capability.
Earth Overshoot Day for developed nation is usually earlier than developing nations. This year, Earth Overshoot Day for Singapore, was 12 Apr 2019.
If we move the date of Earth Overshoot Day back 5 days annually, mankind will be enough resources to meet our total annual demand before 2050.
Opportunities for action are available today and it can be achieved fairly easily. For instance, replacing 50% of meat consumption with vegetarian food would move the date of Overshoot Day by 15 days; reducing the carbon component of the global Ecological Footprint by 50% would move the date by 93 days.