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Does the Shoe Fit? Real versus Imagined Ecological Footprints

  • Linus Blomqvist mail,

    linus@thebreakthrough.org

    Affiliation: Breakthrough Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

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  • Barry W. Brook,

    Affiliation: The Environment Institute and School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Erle C. Ellis,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Peter M. Kareiva,

    Affiliation: The Nature Conservancy, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Ted Nordhaus,

    Affiliation: Breakthrough Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

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  • Michael Shellenberger

    Affiliation: Breakthrough Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 05, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001700

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Article misrepresents actual Footprint methodology

Posted by overshoot on 05 Nov 2013 at 22:28 GMT

For a better understanding of the actual Footprint accounting method, see
Boroucke et al. (2013) in the Ecological Indicators Journal (Vol. 24: pages 518-533)
http://www.footprintnetwo...

For a more succinct reply than the one we published in this PLOS Biology edition, visit:
http://www.footprintnetwo...

Competing interests declared: I developed the Ecological Footprint Method (in collaboration with William E. Rees) and am president of Global Footprint Network (www.footprintnetwork.org)