As of 2010, China surpassed even the U.S. to become the world’s largest energy consumer. If everyone in the world lived like an American, we would need 4.5 Earth’s worth of resources to sustain us. If we all lived like the Chinese, we’d need 1.2 planets. Considering that China’s population is now upwards of 1.4 billion, if the country was to subscribe to the consumer culture on the level that Americans do, the global rates of consumption could never be sustained.
(Note: If we lived like Indians, we would only use half of Earth’s natural resources!)
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