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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?"

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.)

To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hence, it requires 4.87 Earths to support each member of the present human population at your standard of living.

I did even worse than you. That is probably due to the fact I currently live in a large city. Now I'm going to go back and take the quiz answer it with all the proper answers...wonder if its possible to be sustainable?

well the results are in...according to this website its impossible to live sustainably.

You believe that every person should be able to live a satisfying life within an average of 1.47 hectares.
Worldwide, the biologically productive space available per person is 2.2 hectares, or 5.4 acres.
Hence, it requires 1.44 Earths to support each member of the present human population at your standard of living."

16 posted on 03/10/2006 6:55:19 AM PST by GreenFreeper (Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress)

To: Diana in Wisconsin

7.39 acres for me.

How can I increase it to 10?

25 posted on 04/30/2012 8:16:40 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)

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