Human Footprint: Human Footprint
The average American watches more than 12 years' worth of television -- but how many cans of beer does a 20-something drink?
I have just watched parts 5-7 of this series on youtube, and I am very very disappointed. I'm quite shocked at the poor science, considering the source, and of the poor English, again considering the source. In a world where quality writing has been losing ground at an alarming rate, I had hoped that there remained some inviolable strongholds. Clearly, I was wrong.
The most disturbing thing about this video is the constant jumping between statistics that refer only to the US and statistics that refer to the whole world.... without any context. Just to give one example, the average American carbon emissions compared to the world average is completely useless without any mention of the nearly 0 carbon emissions in some parts of Africa, or a comparison with the other nations in the industrialized world.
Should Americans step up and do their part to stop global warming? Of course! Are Americans shockingly wasteful and disrespectful of the planet? Absolutely!
Comparing apples and oranges has never made for good science and this sloppy report actually undermines the power that it could have had, had it been presented with greater care.
@Vedas Burkeen doesnt work for me either.