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The U.S. ranks 23rd in per capita biocapacity

12 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States has a biocapacity of 5.02 global hectares per person, which makes the United States rank twenty-third in that category. Gabon ranks first, with a per capita biocapacity of 24.97 global hectares.

The U.S. ranks 1st in biocapacity

8 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States has a biocapacity of 1496.43 million global hectares, which makes the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in ecological deficit

26 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States has an ecological deficit of 4.4 global hectares per capita, tying it for third with Israel in that category. Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are tied for first, with an ecological deficit of 8.4 global hectares per capita.

On the other end of the scale, Gabon has the greatest ecological surplus at 23.7 global hectares per capita. As a whole, the world has a deficit of 0.6 global hectares per capita. Taken together, high income nations have a deficit of 2.7 global hectares per capita.

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