'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
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what about climate change?

Glossary

Biofuels: fuels produced by the conversion of plants to solid, liquid or gaseous fuel. Examples include bio-ethanol from corn or sugarcane which is being added to or used instead of petrol and diesel. 

Climate change: the change in weather patterns over a long period of time - decades to centuries. The term refers to natural changes caused by, for example, the ice ages, but more usually it is now used to describe the changes to the climate caused by human activity, especially the burning of fossil fuels which increases carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and causes global warming.

Deforestation: the removal of trees and vegetation from land. This contributes to global warming and soil erosion.

Desertification: the spread of desert conditions into areas that were not previously desert. This is usually caused by is usually caused by climate change or by destructive use of the land, e.g. removal of forests or damage by grazing animals.

Fossil fuels: fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that come from the rotting down of plant and animal matter over millions of years. These fossil fuels are the main sources of energy used by the rich countries of the north to generate electricity, heat, and fuel for transport.

Greenhouse gases: any gas that warms the Earth's atmosphere by reflecting heat given off from the Earth's surface. Examples of greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, ozone and water vapor.

Soil erosion: the process by which soil is worn away. Wind, water, heat, cold and gravity or a mixture of all these things can cause erosion.