Beyond the BookAccording to The Suicidal Planet:
- On a per capita basis the USA contributes 5-times the global average of carbon emissions.
The European Community's per capita contribution is half that of the USA.
China's per capita contribution is less than 1/5 of the USA. At the
bottom of the league table are countries like Afghanistan that contribute
less than 500th of the USA's levels on a per capita basis.
- If everybody consumed as much as individuals in the USA, we would need
5 planets from which to provide the resources and deal with the waste.
- Global temperatures rose by 1.1°F in the last century, with two-thirds of this in the past 40 years. Alaska has seen an average temperature...