Percent of emissions from Goods 36% Percent of emissions from Services TABLE B. Household Emissions Household Emissions Results (Answers can be found in bar graphs following completion of calculator) What are your current household emissions? 507,292 What are the U. S. Average household emissions? 62,250 What was your reduced emissions? 83,716 Household Emissions Savings (Answers can be found above bar graphs If you took all actions you would reduce annual emissions by: 85,617 pounds If you took all actions your potential dollar savings would be: $8,063 per year
Your new total annual estimated CO emissions: 421,675 QUESTIONS 1 . Based on your findings from the ecological footprint calculator, how many Earth’s would be needed to support the global population if everyone lived your same lifestyle? Additionally, describe the impacts on the Earth’s climate, biodiversity, and economic security if every individual in the world lived your same lifestyle and discuss why these impacts would occur. Answer = the current world’s population is about 8. 8 billion, for me I need 4. 8 earth’s so if I multiple 8. 8 billion times 4. Would be about (42240000000) earth for the entire population.
If everyone lived my lifestyle it would have a big impact on climate change. An example would electricity consumption which adds carbon dioxide to the atmosphere causing major climate change if everyone lives my lifestyle. It would also have economic impact, as resources run low and prices go high. “Climate change mitigation may increase consumption of foods whose production reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Impacts may include reduced red meat consumption (with positive effects on saturated fat, but negative impacts n zinc and iron intake) and reduced winter fruit and vegetable consumption.
Developed countries have complex structures in place that may be used to adapt to the food safety consequences of climate change, although their effectiveness will vary between countries, and the ability to respond to nutritional challenges is less certain” (Hooper, 2012). 2. Based on your findings from the ecological footprint calculator, what are the 3 everyday products and practices that contribute most to your environmental footprint? Answer = Goods, Services and Food. Based on the information from the reduce emissions section of the household emissions calculator, name at least 2 actions that you can take to limit your carbon emissions? Include in your answer the exact dollar savings and the weight of carbon dioxide that could be saved (from the calculator results) for each of these two actions. Answer 1. Turnaround Household Heating thermostat Estimates Savings $7812 CO Emissions 83,716 pounds 2. Use a clothing line or Drying rack for 50% of Laundry Annual Savings $62. 00 CO Emission 514 pounds 4. Does reducing the size of your ecological footprint necessarily mean reducing your quality of life?
Why or why not? Are there ways of enhancing your quality of life while lowering your environmental impact? Answer = Reducing the size of my ecological footprint it can mean reducing quality of life. Cutting back on certain things can be hard, and finding new ways to do things can become inconvenient. There are always ways to enhance quality of life while lowering environmental impact, like changing the types of light bulbs used, turning off unnecessary lights and finding alternative ways of doing things , rephrase driving a bicycle to go to the store instead of driving a car.