What If Everyone on the Planet Lived Like Americans (Could Earth Provide for Everyone)?
Video Source: AsapSCIENCE
ASAP Science addresses the question: what if everyone on the planet lived like Americans?
Some of the facts presented:
- There are currently 7.5 billion people alive on Earth, of which 323 million live in America (which is less than 5% of the world population).
- Americans drive an average of 13,476 miles per year, which is the most in the world.
- 20% of American meals are consumed in a vehicle.
- Americans eat an average of 8 ounces per day of meat, which is double the world average.
- Americans kill and eat 10 billion animals each year, which is 15% of the world consumption.
- The average American drinks 403 coca cola products per year, compared to the world average which is 92.
- The U.S. has the highest average caloric intake, sugar intake, and fat intake.
- Americans produce on average 1,609 pounds of garbage per year, which means that the U.S. produces 40% of the world’s waste.
- The lifestyle of an American requires about 10 liters of oil per day, while some other countries consume even more.
- The average person in the world uses 2.7 global hectares of natural resources per year, while the average American uses 6.8 global hectares per year.
- If everyone on the planet lived like Americans, it would be catastrophic. We would need 4.1 Earth’s to sustain everyone living like an American.