Natural Resource Consumption
January 20, 2006 7:26 AM Subscribe
What percentage of the world's natural resources does the united states use?
posted by sarahmelah to Science & Nature (10 answers total)
My boss threw this question at me yesterday, and after much googling, I haven't come up with a straightforward answer. I can find articles discussing the percentage of specific resources (coal, oil, ect.) the U.S. uses, articles comparing the actual amounts used to other countries, and mentions that the U.S. uses "most" or "a great deal of" natural resources, but nothing like "the united states uses x% of the world's natural resources." This isn't for anything other than my boss’ curiosity, but it seems like a simple enough question, and it's killing me that I can't find the answer! Does anyone know where I can find this information?
Thanks in advance!