Mankind will have used up its permission of natural resources such as soil, water, and clean air for all of 2019 by July 29, said a report.
The Earth Overshoot Day has moved up by two months over the previous 20-years and the date for this year is the earliest ever, said the study by the Global Footprint Network.
The Environmental Group that has its headquartered in California’s Oakland said in a statement that “Earth Overshoot Day falling on July 29 means that humanity is currently using nature 1.75 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. This is akin to using 1.75 Earth.”
It continued, “The costs of this global ecological overspending are becoming increasingly evident in the form of deforestation, soil erosion, biodiversity loss, or the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The latter leads to climate change and more frequent extreme weather events.”
Calculated since 1986, the grim milestone arrives earlier every year.
In 1993, the day was celebrated on October 21, 2013 on September 22, 2017 on August 2.
Global Footprint Network’s Founder Mathis Wackernagel said, “We have only got one Earth – this is the ultimate defining context for human existence. We can’t use 1.75 (Earth) without destructive consequences.”
The Environment Minister of Chile and Chair of Climate COP25, Maria Carolina Schmidt Zaldivar has scheduled 2019 December in Santiago, claims a major cause of the date falls earlier was grown amounts of C02 emissions.
She continued, “The importance of decisive action is becoming ever more evident.”
Individuals can also get involved by calculating their own ecological footprint.