Sunday, April 23, 2006

Earth Day

Earth Day was yesterday.

The BBC has a photo essay which depicts several "then and now" shots of world landmarks to show the effects of global warming. The difference over the course of a few years is stark.

You can check your ecological footprint here. I am embarrassed to say my own personal footprint is 26 acres. I blame that on this city's lack of quality public transportation.

4 Comments:

Blogger John Good said...

Me too:

CATEGORY ACRES

FOOD 5.7

MOBILITY 1.2

SHELTER 8.4

GOODS/SERVICES 10.9

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 26

April 23, 2006  
Blogger tommyspoon said...

19 acres. I think my score is chiefly due to the small size of our house (820 square feet).

April 24, 2006  
Blogger Jim said...

20 acres, due to a smaller living space and a short commute.

April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not denying that there is a global warming problem, but the BBC pictures need to state whether they were taken during the same month/season. If you took a snow covered picture of Indiana in Jan., then it would look different than a snow covered picture in July.

April 24, 2006  

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