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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

how big is your footprint?

If you go to this website you can calculate your ecological footprint. Just answer 13 simple questions to assess your use of nature.

5 Comments:

Blogger the urban fox said...

Apparently we need 1.5 more planets if everyone lives the way I do. And I thought I was going to get a pretty green result, with my eco-friendly ways. We're doomed!

November 24, 2004 5:55 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

You're doing much better than my partner and I, fox. We're pretty average at about four planets. It's hard to break one's cultural conditioning but we're working on it slowly. Bloody consumerism and developedworldism! It's a form or totalitarianism! Aaarrrgghhh!

The link to that site was, of course, lifted from your blog. Your blog is a wealth of issues, information and links. It's a bloody great food-for-thought resource and I want to thank you for what you're doing there. Naturally I'll continue to steal from it, with attributons and link-backs for the more major thefts. :-)

November 24, 2004 8:23 AM  
Blogger the urban fox said...

Gerry, you're too kind... and you are of course most welcome!

November 25, 2004 3:30 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Now that I've got the gushing out of the way, I can get back to grand theft bloggo. :-)

November 25, 2004 6:04 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Oh, by the way, fox, I did that quiz also as a hypothetical environmental fanatic, and I still scored 1.1 planets. So, anything short of being a cave-dwelling subsistence farmer seems to be environmentally greedy.

I think these results tell us that not only are we in "The West" consuming much more than our fair share, but also that the world's population has hit saturation point from the viewpoint of sustainability. With the world's population set to double in about fifty years, we're well and truly on the slippery slope. But I'm sure I'm preaching to the converted, so I'd better stop.

November 25, 2004 6:17 AM  

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