Earth Overshoot Day (1971-2022)
graph from Earth Overshoot Day; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@jennalaib)
(Slide Deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: stacked bar graph
Source: Earth Overshoot Day: OvershootDay.org (accessed December 6, 2022)
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity has used all the biological resources that Earth regenerates during the entire year.
In 2022, Earth Overshoot Day fell on July 28.
Explore more about Earth Overshoot Day, and some projects that are geared towards getting our Earth back on track.
- OvershootDay.org: Explore the Solutions (The Power of Possibility)
- OvershootDay.org: Resources for Kids & Teachers
- The Earthshot Prize
Potential Math Content: stacked bar graph, proportional relationships, change over time, estimating values
Potential Content Connections: #savetheplanet, climate change, climate crisis, global data, ecology