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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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