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US: Footprint 2.8b ha, 9.4ha/ca, Biocapacity 1.4b ha, 5ha/ca
Germany: Footprint 0.35b ha, 4.2ha/ca; Biocapacity 0.16b ha, 1.9ha/ca
France: Footprint 0.30b ha, 4.9ha/ca; Biocapacity 184.4b ha, 3.0ha/ca
Japan: Footprint 0.62b ha, 4.9ha/ca; Biocapacity 0.08b ha, 0.6ha/ca
China: Footprint 2.8b ha, 2.1ha/ca; Biocapacity 1.1b ha, 0.9ha/ca

So sorting in terms of per capita footprint deficit:

China (-1.1)ha/ca, France: (-1.9)ha/ca, Germany (-2.3)ha/ca, Japan (-4.3)ha/ca, US: (-4.4ha/ca)

But sorting in terms of biocapacity per capita, as an index of domestically sustainable standard of living at current population levels and biocapacity:

US 5ha/ca, France 3ha/ca, Germany 1.9ha/ca, China 0.9ha/ca, Japan 0.6ha/ca


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Sep 29th, 2009 at 05:30:18 PM EST
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Sweden 10ha/ca, Finland 12ha/ca.

Pity there is no values for the EU, looking at the future that will be more decisive then the values for the membercountries. I would guesstimate to a lower value then for the US and a higher then for Germany.

(Btw, Russia 8ha/ca)

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Sep 30th, 2009 at 06:13:54 AM EST
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There are EU figures, they just aren't in the nation trends pages. You just have to download the spreadsheet to get them.

Footprint: 4.7ha/ca, biocapacity 2.3ha/ca, surplus (-2.4)ha/ca.

The surplus countries are Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Sweden, Bulgaria about balanced.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Sep 30th, 2009 at 07:28:30 AM EST
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