The rich lands are the debtors in the world

Several earths were necessary if all people could lead to the lifestyles of the USA, Great Britain or Germany

It may seem as a strange question in a globalized world in which the mutual dependence of companies enormously increases, to what extent Lander is independent of the rest of the world with their own natural resources to maintain the living standards of their residents. Behind it is the question of whether humanity, as it is currently lives, operates a predator on earth or so households that the natural resources can recover and also of artificial generations of these lives can. The calculation of such conserves and resources may be highly speculative, but the results presented by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) presented in their report The UK Interdependence Report, in their clarity.

The rich lands are the debtors in the world

This is how Greaky Britain is now just up to 16. April, from one’s own resources to live and requires the rest of the year the resources of the world. The dependence has increased sharply in recent years, so that the country is always short time, measured by one year, is autonomous and not dependent on resources from other countries. In 1961, Greater Britain was still half a year independent, 1981 only until 14. May.

The authors of the report do not preach the fragile value of the ecological self-sufficiency of a country, but they think that the growing dependence especially the rich landing of the rest of the world would be too little careful, which drove to false views and political action bases. Obologous overtrocposition, according to the authors, undermines the possibility of being able to achieve a better life in other countries in other countries, and the survival of people’s survival, as long as there is only one Earth. In addition, it is referred to investigations, which show that when the consumption of a certain limit arises beyond, the coincidence has long been exceeded, this has no effect on the perceived life qualitat or personal satisfaction (H. Shah and N. Marks: A Well-Being Manifesto for A Flourishing Society, 2004). In addition, the rich landing at the expense of the poor had sometimes reduced the exploitation of resources on their territories and introduced stronger environmental protection. This displacement of the environmental impact but drove that the inhabitants of the rich Lander no longer notice the feeling that their seemingly in their own country exposes resource-saving lifestyle in other countries:

The Existence of International Trade in Ecological Goods and Services Means That Nations, Unlike The Planet AS A Whole, Need Not Be Ecologically Autonomous to Be Sustainable. Nations CAN Import and Export Goods, But the Planet Cannot.

Rich Countries Have Lakes Remarkable Local Environmental Improvements in Recent Decades. In Places like London, Which What Famous for Its Toxic Fogs, Air and Water Quality Have Improved Beyond Recognition. In Many Ways, Though, This Has Only Been Possible BCause The Mining and Manufacturing That Feed Rich-Country Lifestyles Increasingly Takes Place Elsewhere. By And Large, Pollution and Resource Epletion No Longer Occur Within Eyesight Or Earshot of the Final Consumers. The Ecological Burdens Created By the Way WE Live Have Become Hidden.

The report describes the day when a country is no longer with its natural resources, the "Obological Court". Great Britain is the fourth degree of economic power and lives on coarse (okological) FUB. But the whole world is currently expanding the natural resources faster than you can recover. After the calculations of the NEF she is currently on 23. October in the debt status over – and here, too, the conditions have dramatically sharpened. If people around the world had to take over the standard of living of the British in 1961, they were supposedly to come with this one earth, on which we still rely on. Today you needed 3.1 earth.

The rich lands are the debtors in the world

Image: New Economics Foundation

The calculations of the report is located by Mathis Wackernagel and William E. Rees developed method of the ecological fuBapprint. The resources consumed in a society are translated into the natural area, which were necessary for production, for example, food, clothing, machinery and energy or degradation of the released greenhouse gases or the mulls. The authors make this clear in a general estimation. Thereafter, the entire natural surface of the earth with average productivity is about 11.2 billion hectares. Based on this "true unit", consumption is calculated in terms of sustainability. In 2002, humanity consumed the consumption of resources but already 13.7 billion hectares of flats. So it consumes 23 percent more than the nature can regenerate.

The human economy pushes okologically via: the ocological preference of the earth are exploited faster than the nature can regenerate them. This means that it undermines the art care by the ecological resources and operates with the risk of collapse of the environment.

An average British child at the age of 22 weeks is already responsible for the outset of greenhouse gases in its short lifetime, for which a human from Tanzania is still necessary for his life right now. However, the Great Britain is not the big resource exchanger. For the US, the numbers are even more dramatic. If the entire world was eaten to the US lifestyle, there were already 5.3 earths necessary, but the US has much more natural resources, which is why the Sunday Day is only late. France is three Earths, Germany with two.

However, however, however, the distance between individual countries is, a comparison with India and China, the booming Asian emerging marks, which set one third of world-free. China’s standard of living was expanded to the world, with 0.8 of the earth the natural resources after the mabboat of NEF still spill, India with 0.4 in still far high MAB. The worst, the lander, which are densely populated, have a high standard of living and low natural resources. At the top of the Lander, which are the fastest not survival, are the Netherlands on 2. Marz and Japan on 3. Marz, then Kame on 13. April Italy from the Great Britain, on 29 April Greece. Germany is Germany on Spain, Switzerland and Portugal. May at the end.

For the UK, the report indicates that the food supply in Germany continues to reduce and the country is always stronger of imports depending on imports. This also applies to energy and for the dependence on international trade. The health and education system is always strongly instructed on the immigration of experts who have received their training in their homewarers. Obological frags are also strange trade routes in which almost in the same magnitude of identical products are imported and exported. Thus, Greater Britain exports 1.500 tons of potatoes to Germany, which in turn exported as many tons according to the Gobritain. Similar to many other products.

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