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ecological footprint quiz 2004:

CATEGORY: ACRES

FOOD: 5.4

MOBILITY: 0.2

SHELTER: 5.7

GOODS/SERVICES: 5.4

TOTAL FOOTPRINT: 17

IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 24 ACRES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 4.5 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE ACRES PER PERSON.

IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 3.8 PLANETS.

Hmm. Isn’t that nice?

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Original comments from BlogKomm

CATEGORY ACRES

FOOD 5.4

MOBILITY 0.5

SHELTER 4.7

GOODS/SERVICES 4.7

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 15

Interesting. But they calculate these sorts of things from an assumption of static production on the acreage. But not all biologically productive acreage is equal. Also, processes have the tendency to become more efficient in times of scarcity: take the fuel crisis of the 70s and what happened to average fuel economy of cars subsequently.
der Matt[@][H], 04.20.2004, 12:49 pm

Good points! Consider my minor guilt trip assuaged.
Heather[@][H], 04.20.2004, 3:16 pm

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 27

Woo!
Shade[@][H], 04.20.2004, 9:18 pm

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