i’m sick of people here giving anecdotal statements…yet they keep saying “we need numbers we need numbers.” the numbers are out there. people just have to run them. every day i’m going to run numbers on something that i find would help paint a better picture of where the US is compared to the rest of the world and why we have no reason to justify NOT doing anything about climate change.
fact of the day:
according to the OCED poverty standards (relative to country living costs):
around 3% of the Chinese population lives in poverty
around 12.5% of the US population lives in poverty
per capita, a Chinese person uses 18% of what a person in the US uses.
although our GDP/capita is higher than china, we have more people living in poverty yet our per person energy consumption is 400% that of what ppl in china consume. people in the US need to not only focus on how we consume energy but how we take care of each other. there is NO reason there should be over 10% people living in poverty in the US.
Written by MERRY WALKER.