Inherent Human Nature and Its Impact on The Natural World

“….during the last few decades, humans have emerged as a new force of nature. We are modifying physical, chemical, and biological systems in new ways, at faster rates, and over larger spatial scales than ever recorded on Earth. Human has unwittingly embarked upon a grand experiment with our planet. The outcome of this experiment is unknown but has profound implications for all life on Earth.
An assessment from the Ecological Society of America entitled the Sustainable Biosphere Initiative states that environmental problems resulting from human activities have begun to threaten the sustainability of Earths life support systems. Among the most critical challenges facing humanity are the conservation, restoration and wise management of the Earths resources. (254)
From their perspective, humans consider themselves to active members of the greater world population. By making decisions to participate in recycling, use all natural building materials and the like, such choices impact the level of the footprint humans leave on the world.
Table 1 shows the level of footprints left by the average U. S. citizen, the average Chinese citizen, and my individual calculated footprints, both initial and altered. The table shows that my original score of 29.9 global acres was 20.74% above the U. S. average, and 86.29% above the Chinese average. When I lowered my global acres to 21.2, it was 11.79% lower than the U. S average but still 80.66% above the Chinese average. Although the numbers between the U. S and China are large, there is a function of global acres relative to the density of the population.
By using Table 1, it is shown that the average American citizen leaves a greater presence upon the world than the average Chinese person. The average U.S. citizen’s footprint is 23.7. The average Chinese citizen’s footprint is 4.1. Considering myself to be a conscientious individual, the size of my footprint was quite&nbsp.perplexing.&nbsp.