First World Footprint

When determining the carrying capacity of the earth, it is not so important how many people there are on earth but rather how many Americans (or people who live the American life style), there are. Each of them uses hugely more energy, water, food and meat than a third worlder. The population explosion is greatly exacerbated by so many people in the third world (especially China) adopting an American life style.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)