Earth Viability: Safeguarding the Health of Earth's Life-Support System


The Dashboard
Why a Dashboard?
The System Units
Essential Variables
Collapse Indicators
The Indicators
Research
Resources
Earth Observation Dashboard
World Situation Room


Earth's Dashboard

Humanity's Ecological Footprint

Earth Overshoot Day: The day in the year when humanity has used all the resources the planet produces in one year and starts tapping into the stock of nature is coming earlier every year. From Earth Overshoot Days.

Overhoot Day by Country: The overuse of natural resources is distributed very unequally between countries. From Earth Overshoot Day.

For more information on humanity's ecological footprint, see https://www.overshootday.org/ ...


The Earth Energy Imbalance

The ocean heat content is rapidly increasing. This is the result of the Earth Energy Imbalance (EEI) being today roughly 10 million times larger than on the long-term average over the last 200 million years. This very large EEI is caused by the high CO2 content in the atmosphere caused by humanity's excessive use of fossil fuels. More than 90% of the energy the planet currently stores goes into the ocean. For more information, see NOAA web page ...


Your Comments and Questions

Please, send us comments you might have on the dashboard for the Earth's life-support system. Let us know if you have any questions.

Your Comments and Questions

Your email address:

Your name:

Note that we can only answer your questions if you provide your email address. Your personal information will only be stored for the purpose of answering your questions or replying to your comment. No other use of your email address and/or name will be made.