Growing Grass Under My Feet
It is high time that we calculate the CO2 foot imprint of every living human being on this planet before it is too late.
It is one of the most important mathematical exercise that we can undertake now.
It may be easy to do that on an animal say a cow but it may be an extremely difficult proposition for even a forest dweller of today.
Since he carries his cell phone and at least a box of matches or a lighter to the deep jungle, his carbon footprint cannot be even remotely compared to a pre-historic man. Where ever he set foot even the deep-sea shore he leaves behind lot of CO2 footprints.
What we can do is to calculate it for an average American and then compare with a Chinese, Indian and hypothetical man who lives for 60 years.
On the alternative we can calculate for a bull or cow and extrapolate that to a sedentary American man.
American Man eats 3 to 4 cows by the time he is 45 and probably 5 by the time he says good-bye having consumed every possible advantage and resources available on this planet earth.
Then we calculate for a hypothetical bionic man who needs energy for all his activities including his air travel from say New York to New Delhi and all over the globe in one year to schedule a typical American company owner.
Then we have to figure out how many Americans live hand to mouth existence with minimum of a car ownership.
The equations will go like this
1. 5 bulls X USA (poor American)=USA (poor)
2. USA X USA (Wealthy American) roughly equivalent to 25 bulls
3. Total Bull consumption = A x USA X USA (Wealthy) + B x USA (poor)
A= Total Rich Americans
B= Total Poor Americans
4. Now 3 has to be divided by (American census-minus rich Americans)
5. Now 3 has to be divided by (American census-minus poor Americans)
4 and 5 gives the ratio of consumption in nearest approximation to current American Standards
The results 4 and 5 should be multiplied to get a total figure
This figure should be now divided by the total current human population
My estimate even without going into nitty-gritty of the equation is like this.
1. An average American (poor) will have a figure of 1000
2. A rich American will be 1000 x 1000
3. Average Chinese is 100
4. Rich Chines will 100 x 100
5. An average Indian will be 10
6. Rich Indian 1000 x 10000 (more than that of a rich to American
The total CO2 foot print of China comes first.
America comes second.
And India comes 3rd even though the population come only second to China since after many years of open policies some Indian still live and breath air and do not produce much CO2 since their meals are going down including onions.
This is what India call it 21st century progress and send rocket to the space and moon and still find a way to fail in Cricket World Cup including completing of venues.
While China is barely able to feed its masses India has failed to make a square meal for the poor whereas a poor American eats 100 times equivalent to a poor Indian.
Mind you a rich Indian with a Maharaja Image produces much CO2 footprint than an American. This equation has nothing to do with the bank balance or capital of an individual except it’s somewhat close relationship with affluence.
There are some rich people who do an enormous amount of work to decrease our impact on the planet and I appreciate their efforts. This is an indirect complement to them.
I want an American Scientist to disprove my equation and discovery and publish a relevant article in the prestigious magazine, American Scientist.
While all this happening I grow grass under my feet to cushion the CO2 foot prints of mine with my urine added to make it’s growth luxurious unlike our banana growers.