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#1 Posted on 13.2.07 0718.53
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http://ecofoot.org/

Fill out a short quiz and it will give you an approximation of how many Earths humanity would need if every human had the same habits as you.

Right now, I'm at 2.8 Earths, but once I'm in grad school and not commuting 20 miles to work everyday, I'll be down to 1.3.
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#2 Posted on 13.2.07 0819.35
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3.7 for me if I count all the travel included with work...2.7 even if I don't count work travel. Damn.

(edited by Packman V2 on 13.2.07 0622)
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#3 Posted on 13.2.07 0843.47
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I am at 2.4 earths right now. It seems I spend most of the my earth's resources housing my wife and three kids!
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#4 Posted on 13.2.07 1026.03
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7.8 earths ? I may need to check my answers.......or change my job & family
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#5 Posted on 13.2.07 1056.25
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3.6

I smell an agenda. It looks like my number would actually go down if I had lots of children taking up space in the apartment, sharing the car with me, eating more food and creating more waste, which doesn't make a whole lotta sense to me.
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#6 Posted on 13.2.07 1120.51
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5.7. On the plus side, that's only like half a Jupiter, so it's all good.
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#7 Posted on 13.2.07 1145.18
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Mine must have come out so low (2.4 earths) because of how old I already am.

This has been a public service posting saving folks like dunk and JJD the time and effort required to make fun of my age.
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#8 Posted on 13.2.07 1203.53
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3.8 earths for me. I didn't think that was too bad for a guy that has a 60 mile round trip commute every day. I'll bet I could push that number way down if they would let me telecommute....
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#9 Posted on 13.2.07 1236.25
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6.9 Earths. But, when in doubt, I may have been tweaking my answers a bit to try and obtain a bigger number. If I were to move several hundred miles south to Mexico City, then I would be at 12.7 Earths. Is it bad that my initial thought was that I should apply for a Mexican work visa (permiso de trabajar)? I love surveys with agendas!
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#10 Posted on 13.2.07 1239.44
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We need four Earths. Three and one half for the women's clothing, and one half for the men's.
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#11 Posted on 13.2.07 1409.56
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3.3 Earths, and over half of it is because of food. Bwahaha.
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#12 Posted on 13.2.07 1500.13
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Woohoo, 5.8 Earths for me. Of course, that 120 mile round trip commute three times a week probably doesn't help.

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#13 Posted on 13.2.07 1757.31
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4 earths for me.

    Originally posted by CRZ
    I smell an agenda. It looks like my number would actually go down if I had lots of children taking up space in the apartment, sharing the car with me, eating more food and creating more waste, which doesn't make a whole lotta sense to me.
I *think* it makes sense to me -- I think that your number going down assumes that, of the total number of people in the world, more of them are sharing your space, rather than taking up their own houses, cars and whatnot.

It's not calculating that your kids are *adding* to the population, but that your kids are already part of the population.

Unless I'm totally misreading your suspicions? I mean, there's pretty clearly an agenda there, anyway.

--K
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#14 Posted on 13.2.07 1859.34
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    Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
    4 earths for me.

      Originally posted by CRZ
      I smell an agenda. It looks like my number would actually go down if I had lots of children taking up space in the apartment, sharing the car with me, eating more food and creating more waste, which doesn't make a whole lotta sense to me.
    I *think* it makes sense to me -- I think that your number going down assumes that, of the total number of people in the world, more of them are sharing your space, rather than taking up their own houses, cars and whatnot.

    It's not calculating that your kids are *adding* to the population, but that your kids are already part of the population.

    Unless I'm totally misreading your suspicions? I mean, there's pretty clearly an agenda there, anyway.

    --K


I totally cheated and gave the answers that they wanted to hear (vegan, no flying or driving, "green" house) and the best I could get was one earth.

My real answers gave me 6.5 earths.
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#15 Posted on 13.2.07 1921.49
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Yeah, if you live in the United States, and have running water and electricity, the lowest you'll be able to get is like 3 acres per person, which really should be like .7 Earths, but they list it as 1 Earths.

My real answers get me 4.9 Earths.

And yeah, CRZ, you should see the FAQ.
    Originally posted by FAQ

    Why does my footprint get smaller with more people in my household? Doesn't that imply that population growth is good?

    Increasing the size of your household means sharing the household's energy consumption among more people, reducing each household member's housing footprint. This is not to say that adding to your family is an effective strategy to reduce energy consumption. Having children necessarily increases society's overall footprint, and can increase individual footprints as well, through decisions made in order to accommodate an expanding household (bigger car, bigger house). Population growth shrinks the amount of the Earth's available resources per person.
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#16 Posted on 13.2.07 2221.59
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8.6 Earths! When the seas start to boil, you'll know who to blame.
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#17 Posted on 13.2.07 2245.09
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6.9 Earths. I guess the 2 of us ought to move to a smaller house in a less wasteful neighborhood and get rid of the gas-guzzling SUV.
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#18 Posted on 14.2.07 1623.09
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4.2 Earths for me.
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#19 Posted on 15.2.07 1401.40
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4.5 earths for me which isn't bad considering we have no public ransportation and the nearest retil town is 30 miles away. The agenda is pretty obvious but I will remain an omnivore. I will kill to take public transportation to work but it aint happening.
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#20 Posted on 15.2.07 2252.22
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I wish there was a way to cancel some of the questions they ask, for example: the ones concerning vehicle use. It's interesting being asked about fuel consumption (and having a list of options available) when I don't own a car. And no, there's no option stating no car is employed or anything to that effect.
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