Ecological footprint per person by country

[ -taken from BBC News]

Neither a picture nor a photo, but a visual and clear enough representation of our consuming the earth– our ecological footprints.

The cost of our rate and scale of living to animals:

marine species … saw their numbers plummet by 28% in just 10 years, between 1995 and 2005.

Populations of ocean birds have fallen by 30% since the mid 1990s, while land-based populations have dropped by 25%.
via bbc news

For a quick sound bite on how it rebounds back:

Reduced biodiversity means millions of people face a future where food supplies are more vulnerable to pests and disease and where water is in irregular or short supply.
No-one can escape the impact of biodiversity loss because reduced global diversity translates quite clearly into greater vulnerability to natural disasters and greater effects from global warming.
James Leape, director general of the WWF

Every mainstream finds its radical alternatives, and No Impact Man is interesting to follow as he lives outside how we have been comfortably taught to live, and are pressured to live.

His is an example in not simply leaving as friendly and small a footprint as possible, but an ecology that works with the ways of nature. It doesnt trample, it treads alongside.

By uncanny coincidence, tis Endangered Species Day today in the US, where bush&co have listed the polar bear as endangered.


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