5 percent of the world's human population resides in the U.S. 30 percent of the world's resources are used by the U.S. 8 motor vehicles are on the roads in China for every 1,000 Chinese citizens 750 motor vehicles are on the roads in the U.S. for every 1,000 U.S. citizens 15 kilograms of paper are consumed annually by each person in the developing world 333 kilograms of paper are consumed annually by each person in the U.S. 20 percent of the world's population lives in industrialized nations 75 percent of the world's pollutants and waste are produced by industrialized …
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Josh Sevin is a graduate student in MIT's planning program. Previously, he was an editor at Greenwire environmental news service and a researcher for U.S. News.
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