Earth Overshoot Day
The Earth Overshoot Day defines the date when the consumption of ecological resources and services in the current year exceeds the regenerative capacity of in that same year. In whole concept has feedback loops, e.g. if we cut down forest and the wood can be regarded as an ecological resource. Erosion of the soil after cutting down the trees could have a major impact on possibility that the soil will be capable to grow new trees.
The learning resource is an entry point to learning about the consumption of resources and limits of growth. Earth Overshoot Day incoporates a calculation of day, but the underlying ideas of this learning resource refer more to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the comparison of approaches.
Learning Task[edit | edit source]
- (Limits To Growth) Explore the learning resource Limits To Growth and explain how the learning resource is related to the concept of Earth Overshoot Day.
- (Calculation of EOD) Explain, how the Earth Overhshot is calculated - mathematical formula and origin of the underlying data. Even if the calculation has some issues of precision, describe the contribution to Risk Literacy! What are options to improve the calculation of the Earth Overshot Day.
- (Sustainable Development Goals) Explain how the Earth Overshot Day is related to Sustainable Development Goals!