On a journey to the source of a statistic
June 7, 2010 12:14 PM Subscribe
What is the source of this statistic: "The world's richest 20 percent consume 70 percent of its resources".
posted by crazylegs to society & culture (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This statistic is all over the internet, with slight changes in wording or numbers. I want to write an article about it, but don't want to use it unless I can find a verifiable, authoritative source. I have the vague impression that it may have come from the World Bank, but can't seem to find a definite source, after much searching. If you know the original source of this, or any other related statistics involving consumption rates, ecological impact of various populations, etc., I would be happy to hear about them. Thanks!