• 5 sobering charts that show how many resources Americans use and waste

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The United States is the third most populous nation on Earth, with about 319 million inhabitants. So it's no surprise the country uses a lot of resources - and makes an incredible amount of waste.
    Americans enjoy practically unlimited access to food , water , energy , and other resources that power a modern society. This makes US residents some of the most resource-intensive human beings on Earth.
    The average person born in the US creates 13 times as much damage to the environment as someone born in Brazil, uses 35 times the resources of a typical person in India, and consumes about 53...
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