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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Supersize Nation

I just read the front page article in the Independent about the USA reaching 300 million in population... Unfortunately as far as carbon dioxide emissions go they contribute as much as 1.5 billion people based on the worldwide average.

On a global scale the average US citizen uses far more than his or her fair share of the planet's resources - consuming more than four times the worldwide average of energy, almost three times as much water and producing more than twice the average amount of rubbish and five times the amount of carbon dioxide, a major contributor to global warming. The US - with five per cent of the world's population - uses 23 per cent of its energy, 15 per cent of its meat and 28 per cent of its paper. Additional population will mean more people seeking a share of those often-limited resources.


  • At 6:10 AM, Blogger Ana said…

    'I really wonder what gives them the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.'


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