October 9th is Overshoot Day, according to the Global Footprint Network:

Rising consumption of ecological resources is pushing the world into ever earlier ecological deficit or ‘Overshoot’
Ecological Footprint accounting shows that, as of October 9th, humanity has already consumed the total amount of new resources nature will produce this year.
‘Humanity is living off its ecological credit card and can only do this by liquidating the planet’s ecological assets,’ said Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, Executive Director of Global Footprint Network, ‘While this can be done for a short while, overshoot ultimately leads to the depletion of resources, such as the forests, oceans and agricultural land upon which our economy depends.’

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