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).