Colleagues informed me that on 8 August we used up the Earth’s resources. However, when I looked out of the window the sun was still shining and the trees were still growing. Is this “Earth overshoot date” just a bit of eco-scaremongering or does it have genuine significance?

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Colleagues informed me that on 8 August we used up the Earth’s resources. However, when I looked out of the window the sun was still shining and the trees were still growing. Is this “Earth overshoot date” just a bit of eco-scaremongering or does it have genuine significance?

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