not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake
nothings


CATEGORY ACRES

FOOD 5.9
MOBILITY 0.5
SHELTER 2.2
GOODS/SERVICES 1.7

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 10

(why'd they round that off? it's actually 10.3)

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 2.3 PLANETS.

I have my doubts as to the accuracy of this, plus the quantization on some of these things were a little extreme (no gradation between meat-once-a-day and meat-seven-times-a-day.)

Also, the whole 'how many acres are there for you' and 'if everyone lived like you' is dependent on the global population. The fact that people in some other country are reproducing so fast as to drive down my theoretic global acres-per-person seems pretty frivolous to me. How many biologically active acres are there in the US, versus people in the US?

Why is animal-based power considered free? The animal's got to eat.

Why are fish lumped in with meat? The fish "acres" shouldn't be coming out of the same acreage as everything else, should they?
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