Earth Overshoot Day: A doomsday forged by our own hands

August 13 was Earth Overshoot Day. Many have never heard of it. Why is it in the news then? More importantly, how is it different from the deluge of other ‘days’?

The Overshoot Day, unlike the others, doesn’t fall on the same day every year because nobody can know for sure. This is what makes it so important.

It’s the day we have used up all the earth’s resources that we were supposed to have taken the whole year to consume.

It’s a doomsday forged by our own hands, and it has been signalling disaster every year.

Originally published in Catch News on August 18, 2015. Read the full story:

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I am an independent journalist interested in conflicts around mega-infrastructure projects in India.

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