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The U.S. ranks 60th in renewable freshwater withdrawal

26 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to data gathered between 2000 and 2010 by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States withdrew 15.53% of its total renewable freshwater resources, which makes the United States rank sixtieth in that category. Kuwait ranks first, withdrawing 2075% of its total renewable freshwater resources in 2002.

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.