Is It Important To Know About Ecological Footprint?

The basic elements for a man to survive are food, clothing, and shelter and we utilise the natural resources to fulfil these needs. But have you ever wondered how much resources do we use? This is answered using the Ecological Footprint. All the resources we use for our needs comes either by using natural resources directly or by using these resources indirectly as raw materials for production purpose. For example, food and electricity must be produced using raw natural resources.

Relation with Ecological Reserve

It can be compared to a bank statement which shows the incomes against the expenses. Just like this, the footprint shows the populations’ demand for resources against the populations’ supply of resources.

Populations demand means how much the population of a particular place or state or country needs for living. It can be only stated by how much the people are consuming. It includes demand for plant products, fibre products, forest products, livestock, infrastructure, and forest to absorb its carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. Coming to the supply, it is the biocapacity of a particular region. Biocapacity is the biologically productive land and sea area which includes forests lands, grazing lands, cropland, fishing grounds, and buildings. It is the actual capacity or the supply of the country.

ecological footprint
Via – i.ytimg.com

Measurement of Footprint

Footprints show the amount of nature that is available for a defined population of an area concerning how much amount the society needs to carry on its current activities. In simple terms, its open nature by the amount of required quality to survive. To analyse this, analysts first examine different types of natural and manufactured materials and services used and then they use different calculations to convert these numbers into a land area. These footprints can be measured for an individual level, for cites, for regions, for states, for countries and even for the entire planet. The size of a footprint will vary depending on the volume and different types of natural resources consumed by a population, which in turn depends on lifestyle choices, income levels, and technology. Thus, footprints provide compelling evidence of the impacts of consumption.

measurement ecological footprint
Via – i0.wp.com

They say that many countries are “in the red,” which means they use more natural resources(footprint) than their biocapacity. They are running an “ecological deficit.” When a country’s bio-capacity is greater than its population’s consumption (footprint), the country has an “ecological reserve.” An ecological deficit occurs due to liquidating the own resources by overfishing, importing resources and by emitting more carbon dioxide than their ecosystems can absorb.

Image source

Follow us

8,435FansLike
2,100FollowersFollow
239FollowersFollow

Trending

Unique And Unusual Teas From Around The World

0
Tea is an ancient beverage and is still consumed by people around the globe. Japanese matcha, Chinese black, herbal tea and flowering tea, oolong and...

The Most Expensive Materials In The World

0
 Most people believe that gold is the most expensive material in this world. But, contrary to popular beliefs, there are a lot more expensive materials...

How Good Is This Superfood Avocado For You?

1
Too lazy to create healthy eating habits for yourself? Not to worry, the world of fruits offers one fruit with nutrients equivalent to around...
Origin of your favorite brand names

Here is the Origin of your Favourite Brand Names!!

0
Origin of your favorite brand names All of us are having attraction nowadays towards brands. As commercialization is progressing, we are getting attracted towards various...

MISCONCEPTION: 6 French things that are actually not ‘French’!

0
Bread, breakfast foods, hairstyles —many names come to thought when anyone states France. However, just so you know, most of the stuff that you...

Recent post

COVID-19 and Spanish flu comparison

COVID-19 and Comparing it With the Spanish Flu

0
COVID-19 is the most talked topic in the world right now and in the wake of the same the Spanish flu or H1N1 flu...

12 Weird Dishes People Eat Across the Globe

0
Have you tried all the well-known dishes in every country? Or have you ever thought of the weirdest dishes that are served across the...

Kleptomania- A Disorder That Makes You Steal!

2
Have you ever seen someone who is not in need of a thing and can very well afford to buy it, but still chooses...
DB Cooper

DB Cooper: A man never found, and a case never solved.

0
On November 24th, 1971 occurred an incident that would leave the FBI and the World baffled for the years to come. On this day,...
mandela effect

The Mandela Effect: Nelson Mandela’s ‘Death’ In 1980s Gave Rise To A New Phenomenon!

0
Nelson Mandela Mandela effect is what is linked to Nelson Mandela. He was a South African activist and the former president. His full name is Nelson...

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.