Posted by iEcology | Posted in Ecology | Posted on 13-01
Ecological footprint is technically defined as the amount of land that is needed to support one’s consumption habits. We all know that the Earth has finite resources with her and therefore over-utilisation or over-extraction of these resources can cause damage to the earth and thereby increase the ecological footprint.
Why one needs to take good care of the ecological footprint is because these days the population growth rate has defeated the growth rate of the resources of the earth, thus making it very difficult to have a stable growth and leading to self deterioration of the economy. Many economists and other ecologists like Malthus have proved and came up with these theories regarding the over exploitation of resources by humans. The ecological footprint of a certain environment also depends on the the area covered. Depending on the acres of your land, then resources should be used accordingly, as the resources have to grow on the same very land. Thus apart from human population, the other factor is scarce or unproductive land that causes a major issue.