Consuming the World

October 2007

The global footprint network has conducted a number of studies and trend analysis of consumption of world resources (Click here for information).  Here are some interesting stats that I have plucked off from the global footprint network and combined this with population information.
 
Country
Population
Number of planet to sustain the world with the country's current level of consumption
China 1,325,082,380 0.9
UK 60,363,602 3.1
US 301,967,681 5.3

The US leads our consumption by a big long way.

Read other links here:

How many planets would we need to support our lifestyle?

The Guardian - tells us how the US leads worldwide consumption of natural resources (9th October)

ABC news tells us of how we will be going into ecological debt by our excess consumption (6th October)