It happens every year, at least since we’ve significantly industrialized. We’ve exceeded a year’s worth of planetary resources. If Overshoot happened on December 31, we’d basically be sustainable, at least in many ways. We reached Overshoot on July 28 for 2022. Even as recently as 1971 we almost made it through the year. The trend is not good. While it appears that maybe we’ve somewhat leveled off in the last ten years, we have fifty years of overuse to recovery from. We are trying to sustain more than twice as many humans (3.7B in 1971, 7.8 in 2020). It is hard to turn around that many lives that quickly; but at least we are trying.

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