Read "Our Ecological Footprint"


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Posted by Ammianus Marcellinus on 03/19/02 - 19:07:22
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Read "Our Ecological Footprint" by Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees.  The basic idea is to measure each human's impact upon the planet by dividing total resource use by population.

When you actually calculate it out, you discover that some people have a _much greater_ impact upon the planet than others.

Couldn't they invent a nuclear weapon that will destroy SUVs while leaving people standing?


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