How does your ecological footprint (or carbon footprint) contribute to global change?

1 Answer
Oct 20, 2016

The carbon footprint symbolises the amount of carbon released in the production of stuff that we use.


The more we use commercially made/marketed products, we create a demand and the more these products have to be produced. The greater the production, the more resources are used:
Fuel is burned (for transport, for energy, for running plants that produce these things),
Trees are cut down (to make space for the factories, to use as fuel or raw material, to clear lands in order to mine metals and rare earths).

Since trees also absorb carbon dioxide safely, the reduced number of trees and forests results in higher carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that has nowhere else to go.

This video might help you understand better: