Consumption Footprint: 65.66 gha
President Jacob Zuma's Consumption Footprint using Sustainable Economy's Myfootprint.org quiz, is 65.66 global hectares (gha). South Africa's average consumption footprint is 38.59 gha. If accurate, then if everyone on planet earth consumed like President Zuma, we would need 4.18 earths.
Procreation Footprint Factor: 500
President Zuma has 25 children (some say 32, but I used 25). His procreation footprint factor is 25 x 20* = 500. [Each Child increases a parents footprint by factor of 20]
Net Consumption & Procreation Footprint: 33280 gha
Consumption (65.66) x Procreation (500) = Net Footprint of 33280 gha. If accurate, if everyone consumed and procreated like President Zuma, we would need 2,090 earths.
Email Notice to Presidency:
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 6:00 PM
Cc: 'Center Sustainable Eco'; 'Global Footprint Network'; 'Oregon Univ: Paul Murtaugh'; 'WWF: CEO: Morne du Plessis'; 'wwf: Office'; 'Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon'
Subject: Pres. Jacob Zuma's EcoFootprint (Overpopulation/consumption) role in scarcity, conflict & civilization collapse
President Jacob Zuma
c/o Office of the Presidency
CC: Center Sustainable Economy | WWF: CEO: Morne du Plessis | Global Footprint Network | Oregon Univ: Paul Murtaugh | Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon
RE: Request Confirmation of President Zuma’s Consumption and Procreation Facts, to confirm his Net Ecological Footprint viz a viz the importance of discussing overconsumption & population’s role on scarcity, conflict and impending civilization collapse.
Please find attached the aforementioned letter for the attention of the President's office.