How many Earths would it take if everyone lived like you? (online quiz)

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posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 04:19 PM
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FOOD 1.5
MOBILITY 1
SHELTER 1.8
GOODS/SERVICES 2.1
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 6.4

= 3.6 planets..

I did another test to see how much of this is by my own choice, and how much is due to my environment (living in a big city). By eating mainly local food, or as local as is practical in london, installing energy conservation systems, recycling waste, dumping the car in favour of foot or public transport.. oh and not visiting relatives up north (apart from Xmas). I can get it down to 2.4 planets..

The minimum achievable is 2.1 planets if I live in London.. not sure what can be done about that.. pupulation reduction?


I guess nature's going to take it's course.

[edit on 13-2-2007 by nowthenlookhere]




posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 04:44 PM
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*yawn*

Not a scientific test at all.

Was I supposed to feel bad or something? OMG I am doing better then some tribe in Africa! .... good for me. Good for most of the world.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 04:59 PM
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Saweet! I am an all American pig!

CATEGORY ACRES
FOOD 6.9
MOBILITY 11.1
SHELTER 3.5
GOODS/SERVICES 16.5
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 38



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 8.6 PLANETS.

Living large baby! I need to fix that...



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 05:12 PM
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Only one, after they release the new modified H1N1-1918.

I figure we keep our allies around, but for the rest, we'll have a really big memorial ceremony, put up a few monuments, do it up right. Give it a few years for sanitary reasons, and we can start re-colonizing Africa, India and China.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 05:14 PM
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I nailed 3.2, but I closed the site without copying it. Then again I don't work, because of a disability, so I'm sure that played a major role in my score. Btw, I don't eat without meat



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 05:20 PM
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CATEGORY GLOBAL HECTARES
FOOD 1.2
MOBILITY 0
SHELTER 0.8
GOODS/SERVICES 0.5
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 2.5


but if we farmed obese people like cattle there'd be more hectares per person

i'm off to buy some fat-callipers, a stun-gun, and a new cookbook...anyone for crispy fried bingo-wings??



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 05:23 PM
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CATEGORY: ACRES:

FOOD 4.2

MOBILITY 0.2

SHELTER 6.2

GOODS/SERVICES 4.4

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 15

In comparison the average ecological footprintin your country
is 24 acres.

If everyone lived like you, we would need 3.4 planets.


Yeah...
I really have to say I think this particular quiz is BS.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 05:39 PM
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NARHUNG 1.2
MOBILITÄT 0.1
HAUS UND HEIM 0.6
GÜTER UND DIENSTLEISTUNGEN 0.8
GESAMTER FUSSABDRUCK 2.7
ZUM VERGLEICH: DER DURCHSCHNITTLICHE ÖKOLOGISCHE FUSSABDRUCK IHRES LANDES IST 4.7 GLOBALE HEKTAREN. FALLS ALLE WIE SIE LEBEN WÜRDEN, BRÄUCHTEN WIR 1.5 PLANETEN
It's full of spelling errors!

Well, I guess that website is just trying to make a point: we're so used to our luxury that we forget we're enjoying it at the expense of others all over the globe. Good for me: only half the population suffers from my style of living


Gotta love statistics.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 05:46 PM
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CATEGORY GLOBAL HECTARES


FOOD 3.1

MOBILITY 0.8

SHELTER 0.7

GOODS/SERVICES 1.5

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 6.1



IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 7.6 GLOBAL HECTARES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 1.8 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE GLOBAL HECTARES PER PERSON.




IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 3.4 PLANETS.

*****************************************************

No use in saying what we'd need, because we don't HAVE 3 planets.

HA HA!

Take THAT hippies....



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 06:03 PM
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This is what I have to say. Im glad not everyone lives like me. If Im living the same as some poor african tribe in the congo...we have some problems. By the way, "if everyone lived like you"...what is this some communism manifesto? Not everyone is suppose to live like us, we are wasteful, self centered, uncaring, amoung other things. And you know what, we earned it, so
to your survey.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 06:36 PM
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These '50 earth's resources' type crap fail to take into account the fact that undeveloped countries have a vastly different efficiency of resources. If indeed everyone lived like you or me, those countries would be able to produce goods and services just as well as america does today.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 06:47 PM
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Ah the impact of big city life with little locally produced foodstuffs and owning your own house:

FOOD 5.9
MOBILITY 1.2
SHELTER 9.6
GOODS/SERVICES 9.9
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 27

IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 6 PLANETS.

Luckily they didn't ask about how much computer equipment we had.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 06:48 PM
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First, everyone is just blindly accepting these "calculations" as if their validity had been tested and carved in stone. Have they been?

Anyway, here's something to add to the "equation". If every country was as developed as western Europe or the U.S., the birthrate and population in the world would be much less.

Maybe we all might just fit on this planet in that scenario.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 06:53 PM
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CATEGORY ACRES

FOOD 4.7

MOBILITY 0.2

SHELTER 3.2

GOODS/SERVICES 3.2

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 11



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 2.6 PLANETS.



I'm a naughty omnivore



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 06:58 PM
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CATEGORY ACRES
FOOD 2.2
MOBILITY 0
SHELTER 0.7
GOODS/SERVICES 0.5
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 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 1.0 PLANETS.



I walk to work it's only 4 miles a day (2 each way)
and it keeps me skinny, and I have no children



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 07:04 PM
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111 acres, 25.1 planets. I am proud of those numbers but I need to do more.

My goal is 50 planets. I have some work to do.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 07:06 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211

Anyway, here's something to add to the "equation". If every country was as developed as western Europe or the U.S., the birthrate and population in the world would be much less.

Maybe we all might just fit on this planet in that scenario.


True. A nations environment improves and cleans as the per capita income passes US$7,000 (2005 dollars). Birthrates fall as income rises.

Western capitalism is good for the environment.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 07:19 PM
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not that bad

CATEGORY GLOBAL HECTARES

FOOD 1.1

MOBILITY 0.2

SHELTER 0.7

GOODS/SERVICES 1.1

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 3.1



IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 2.3 GLOBAL HECTARES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 1.8 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE GLOBAL HECTARES PER PERSON.




IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 1.7 PLANETS



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 07:44 PM
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CATEGORY ACRES

FOOD 6.9

MOBILITY 13.1

SHELTER 4.9

GOODS/SERVICES 20.5

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 45



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 10.2 PLANETS.

Nobody asked me to share.


Only the strong survives.



posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 08:15 PM
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Here's mine



  • Food > 5.4
  • Mobility > 1.5
  • Shelter > 4.2
  • Goods/Services > 5.2
  • TOTAL FOOTPRINT > 16


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 3.7 PLANETS.

Good thing not everyone lives like me. Some live better and many many
others live much worse. Being a poor American I can still sleep in my
nice bed in my warm apartment with a full stomache and wake up to an
alarm, lights, TV, and a hot shower followed by breakfast. I don't like
being poor but when you think about it. I have it pretty good compared
to a big percentage of the world population as a whole.





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