Our use of resources

Earth can’t sustain our use of resources
Canadians’ consumption pace 2.5 greater than average global citizens
Living Planet Report

By Mike Desouza,
Postmedia News
October 14, 2010

Top 15 footprints
Global hectares of land and water per average citizen

United Arab Emirates: 10.67 global hectares of land and water
Qatar: 10.51
Denmark: 8.26
Belgium: 8
United States: 7.99
Estonia: 7.87
Canada: 7
Australia: 6.83
Kuwait: 6.33
Ireland: 6.3
The Netherlands: 6.19
Finland: 6.14
Sweden: 5.88
Czech Republic: 5.75
Macedonia: 5.65

Consumption of average global citizen: 2.7 global hectares of land and water

Capacity of Earth ecosystems per person: 1.8 global hectares of land and water

WWF Living Planet 2010 report