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GLRPPR Sector Resource: U.S. Environmental Footprint Factsheet

Title:
U.S. Environmental Footprint Factsheet

Abstract:
The U.S. population is expected to grow from 324 million in 2016 to 416 million by 2060. One way to quantify environmental impacts is by estimating how many Earths would be needed to sustain the global population if everyone lived a particular lifestyle. One study estimates it would take 5 Earths to support the current human population if everyone's consumption patterns were similar to the average American. Pressure on the environment will increase unless consumption patterns are significantly adjusted to account for the finite natural resource base.

URL:
http://css.snre.umich.edu/sites/default/files/U.S._Environmental_Footprint_Factsheet_CSS08-08_0.pdf

Source:
Center for Sustainable Systems - University of Michigan

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
August 2016

Associated Sectors:

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