Last Friday our class did a simulation to calculate our ecological footprint, and put ourselves in our leader's shoes. We discovered that as a country our ecological footprint is not ecologically sustainable. We reflected on what we could do to lower our personal ecological footprint however, that wasn't enough. In our leader simulation we discovered that if our leaders used all their resources into being ecologically sustainable, other issues would arrise, an example would be not being able to import luxury goods such as mangos. We now understand how they must try to balance sustainability and our needs or, as we like to call it comfort vs efficiency. People want to live their lives in comfort, and excess, yet they want to cut global emissions, this isn't possible. In order to help stop climate change and cut emissions we all need to make sacrifices. However in our simulation whenever we tried to cut emissions we were not re-elected. People want change, but don't want to sacrifice comforts.