Ecological Footprint and biocapacity : 1961 – 2009
The following graphic tracks the per-person resource demand Ecological Footprint and biocapacity in Malaysia since 1961. *
Why worry in George Town?
The highest point in the 121 sq km area that constitutes the city is 4 meters above sea level.
Biocapacity varies each year with ecosystem management, agricultural practices (such as fertilizer use and irrigation), ecosystem degradation, and weather, and population size. Footprint varies with consumption and production efficiency.
* Source http://www.footprintnetwork.org/