Thursday, December 27, 2007

How many earths would we need if everyone lived like me?

What would the world look like if everyone lived like me?

Welcome to Consumer Consequences, our interactive game designed to illustrate the impact of our lifestyles on the Earth. It's part of American Public Media's™ special series, "Consumed," which explores whether the modern American lifestyle is sustainable in the long run. (Stay tuned to this site for more "Consumed" content).

Consumer Consequences will ask you a series of questions about your lifestyle, and as you play, it will show you how many "Earths" of natural resources it would take to sustain all 6.6 billion humans… if everyone lived like you.

Click here to play.

1 comment:

Tom Blair said...

Answer - more - always more - regardless of how you live.

We are animals - the human population will expand until disease and famine decimate it. So if we live hi-tech green, then the earth gets more crowded before decimation - but in the end we die.

Since the catastropy will happen anyway - I'd just as soon enjoy my life - and that includes personal space. I just can't get behind a lifestyle that allows the Earth to grow evermore crowded.

Our lifestyle is not the issue - population is.