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US Cult Of Greed Is Now A Global Environmental Threat, Report Warns

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Excessive consumption has spread to developing countries and could wipe out efforts to slow climate change, Worldwatch Institute says. The average American consumes more than his or her weight in products each day, fuelling a global culture of excess that is emerging as the biggest threat to the planet, according to a report published today. ... Read more about US Cult Of Greed Is Now A Global Environmental Threat, Report Warns

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Mankind Using Earth's Resources At Alarming Rate

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WASHINGTON — Humanity would need five Earths to produce the resources needed if everyone lived as profligately as Americans, according to a report issued Tuesday. As it is, humanity each year uses resources equivalent to nearly one-and-a-half Earths to meet its needs, said the report by Global Footprint Network, an international think tank. "We are demanding nature's services -- using resources and creating CO2 emissions -- at a rate... ... Read more about Mankind Using Earth's Resources At Alarming Rate

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