Earth Overshoot Day occurs on August 22 for 2020 which is more than three weeks later than in Earth Overshoot Day 2019. The Earth Overshoot Day 2020 reflects the 9.3% reduction of humanity’s Ecological Footprint from January 1st to Earth Overshoot Day compared to the same period last year, which is a direct consequence of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns around the world. Decreases in wood harvest and CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion are the major drivers behind the historic shift in the long-term growth of humanity’s Ecological Footprint.

Image source: Global Footprint Network www.footprintnetwork.org
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Earth Overshoot Day 2020 is 3 weeks later than Earth Overshoot Day 2019

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Earth Overshoot Day occurs on August 22 for 2020 which is more than three weeks later than in Earth Overshoot Day 2019. The Earth Overshoot Day 2020 reflects the 9.3% reduction of humanity’s Ecological Footprint from January 1st to Earth Overshoot Day compared to the same period last year, which is a direct consequence of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns around the world. Decreases in wood harvest and CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion are the major drivers behind the historic shift in the long-term growth of humanity’s Ecological Footprint.

Image source: Global Footprint Network www.footprintnetwork.org

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