On August 8, 2016 world exhausted nature’s budget of natural resources for the entire year. In year 2000, it got consumed by September end. According to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Release, the outcome is a result of increased population. Observed as Earth Overshoot Day, the day marked the beginning of the world operating in overshoot for the rest of the year by exerting excess pressure on the planet for any resources drawn, according to the Global Footprint Network, which calculates overshoot data.
India, ranks third in its ecological footprint due to its high population levels, a detailed note released by the organisation said. The country comes after China and USA in the list. Data from the National Footprint Accounts 2016 by World Bank suggests that cropland and forest footprints were the largest components of India’s overall ecological footprint, until the late 1980s, when the carbon footprint took over in the late 2000s. India’s carbon footprint currently makes up 53 per cent of the country’s overall Ecological Footprint, the WWF has said.