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ECO-PING

FReepmail me to be added or removed to the ECO-PING list!

I know its a repeat but I missed it yesterday. I always thought the concept of an ecological footprint was somewhat amusing. At what point do humans get removed from the ecosystem? What is a sustainable footprint? What size footprints do other species have?

14 posted on 03/10/2006 6:08:15 AM PST by GreenFreeper (Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress)
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To: GreenFreeper

"I always thought the concept of an ecological footprint was somewhat amusing. At what point do humans get removed from the ecosystem? What is a sustainable footprint? What size footprints do other species have?"

Figure Your Ecological Footprint:

http://www.mec.ca/Apps/ecoCalc/ecoCalc.jsp

(My) choice means the following:

"You believe that every person should be able to live a satisfying life within an average of 3.64 acres. Worldwide, the biologically productive space available per person is 2.2 hectares, or 5.4 acres. Hence, it requires 4.4 Earths to support each member of the present human population at your standard of living."

Well, I guess I'll go back and change a few answers so I can give everyone the full 5.4 acres they deserve, LOL!

Actually, I consume 37% LESS than others do, according to this (bogus) quiz. I can live with myself. ;)


15 posted on 03/10/2006 6:39:18 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: GreenFreeper
"At what point do humans get removed from the ecosystem? What is a sustainable footprint? What size footprints do other species have?"
Whada trying to do, drive me to drink. ha ha. I'll take a shot at the third question. 1 nanameter to 1 light year. I think that could cover at least some species.
23 posted on 03/10/2006 1:08:31 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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