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Unformatted text preview: CEE 265 PS #1 1.) (A) What is meant by ecological footprint, water footprint, and carbon footprint? How does the carbon footprint that is part of the ecological footprint differ from the carbon footprint calculated from energy consumption? ecological footprint: area of the Earth needed to absorb waste produced and regenerate resources consumed... water footprint: volume of freshwater consumed directly or indirectly (i.e. by producing other resources consumed)... carbon footprint: mass of global warming pollution produced (in CO 2 equivalents)... ...by a particular individual, community, process, product, etc. A carbon footprint expresses global warming pollution as a mass of CO 2 equivalents. In an ecological footprint, this mass is converted to an area of land/sea needed to absorb greenhouse gas emissions. (B) Calculate your ecological footprint. What activities are primarily responsible for the size of your footprint? What can you do to reduce it?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course CEE 265 taught by Professor Dr.kimhayes during the Winter '12 term at University of Michigan.
- Winter '12