April 14, 2006

BBC Says UK 'Eating the Planet'

There's an interesting article on the BBC website that claims that "if annual global consumption levels matched the UK's, it would take 3.1 Earths to meet the demand." It has estimates for other nations as well, with the US topping the list at 5.3 Earths. Sobering reading for even if the estimates are off by a mile, and of course many nations are way below "an Earth," total global consumption is unsustainable.

The BBC website also features a series of articles on the theme "Planet Under Pressure."

Posted by Paul at April 14, 2006 10:06 PM