What does an ecological footprint measure?
- 2 weeks ago
The Ecological Footprint measures the amount of biologically productive land and sea area an individual, a region, all of humanity, or a human activity that compete for biologically productive space.
- 3 weeks ago
It doesn't measure anything.
First of all, I am guessing this a paid troll question from alarmist Super Hans. I doubt if someone is taking the time to create a new account and make a screen shot of a simple test question.
Anyway, do you know what happens when you literally make a footprint on most things? Your footprint impression eventually disappears. It disappears whether the imprint is on mud, sand, a rainy driveway, or even the indentation on your living room carpet.
"Ecological footprint" is a political term not based on science. The science of the matter is nature's entities adapt. Just like your muddy footprint that eventually is obscured by rain--the world keeps on turning.