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Mr. Lee's Integrated Science Hon. class National Geographic's Human Footprint
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If we think of the earth as being one day old then we have only been around for...
A few seconds
What percentage of earth do humans not impact?
17%
We have a direct impact on what percentage of earth's surface?
83%
How many people live in the United States?
304 million
Babies spend how many years in diapers?
2.5
A human will use how many disposable diapers in 2.5 years?
3,796
How much crude oil is used in making one diaper?
.5 of a pint
How many pounds of plastic does it take to make all the diapers for one baby?
715
How many trees does it take to make all the diapers for one baby?
4.5
A 500-year supply of diapers would cover the entire state of
Texas
Reusable cloth diapers will take how many gallons of water to wash for 1 baby's diaper-wearing period?
22,455
How many cows does it take to feed humans annually in the United States?
9.2 Million, more than the population of New Jersey
Each human in the U.S consumes how many pints of milk a week?
3
Each human in the U.S consumes how many pints of milk a month?
14
Each human in the U.S consumes how many pints of milk a year?
168
How many pints of milk will a person consume over a lifetime?
13,056
How many pounds of food does the U.S eat everyday?
a billion and a half
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many tons of beef in a lifetime?
2.5
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many tons of pork in a lifetime?
1.7
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many tons of chicken in a lifetime?
2.3
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many chickens in a lifetime?
1,423
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many eggs a week?
5
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many eggs a month?
21
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many eggs a year?
255
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many tons of eggs in a lifetime?
1.3
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many eggs a lifetime?
19,826
America devotes an area the size of what state just to wheat fields?
Wyoming
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many loaves of bread a year?
55
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many loaves of bread in a lifetime?
4,376
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many slices of bread in a lifetime?
87,000
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many hot dog rolls a lifetime?
5,442
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many hamburger rolls a lifetime?
12,129
How many air miles do bananas travel to reach us?
11 million
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many bananas a lifetime?
5,067
Each person on average (in U.S.) eats how many oranges a lifetime?
12,888
Each person on average (in U.S.) produces how many pounds of trash a lifetime?
29,700
Each person on average (in U.S.) produces how many tons of trash a lifetime?
15
How many cans of soda does America drink in a second?
2,000
Each person on average (in U.S.) drinks how many soda cans in a lifetime?
43,371
Each person on average (in U.S.) takes how many showers a lifetime?
28,433
Each person on average (in U.S.) uses how many toothbrushes a lifetime?
156
Each person on average (in U.S.) uses how many tubes of toothpaste a lifetime?
389
Each person on average (in U.S.) uses how many bars of soap a lifetime?
656
Each person on average (in U.S.) uses how many bottles of shampoo a lifetime?
198
Each person on average (in U.S.) uses how many sticks of deodorant a lifetime?
272
Each person on average (in U.S.) uses how many tubes of hair styling gel a lifetime?
35
How many different ingredients does the cosmetic industry use?
over 5,000
Each person on average (in U.S.) uses how many gallons of water a lifetime? (excluding showers)
1.2 million
Each person on average (in U.S.) uses how many Olympic-sized swimming pools of water a lifetime? (excluding showers)
two
Each person on average (in U.S.) uses how many gallons of water a lifetime? (including showers)
1.8 million
1.2 million gallons of water a lifetime (excludes showers) equals leaving the tap on continuously for how many weeks?
62
1.8 million gallons of water a lifetime (includes showers) equals leaving the tap on continuously for how long?
A year and 9 months
How many miles of sewer lines do we have?
600,000
How many times could 600,000 miles of sewer lines wrap around the world?
24
If we recycled the 43,371 soda cans we use in a lifetime, you would have enough energy to...?
power a television for over 130,000 hours or well over 14 years
At any given time, a man will have how many pairs of jeans?
7
At any given time a man will have how many T-shirts?
25
On average, each garment of clothing lasts how many years?
3
How much money does a man spend on clothes over a lifetime?
$52,972
On average each U.S. person drinks how many beers in their lifetime?
13,248
On average each U.S. person drinks how many ounces of beers in a lifetime?
12
On average each U.S. person drinks how many bottles of wine in their lifetime.
942
On average, how many times do we move in a lifetime?
10
How many trees does it take to make an average home?
more than 64
In a 2,000 square foot house, how many square feet of lumber is there?
14,000
How many houses are built each
year?
1.5 million
How much does an average new homeowner spend on furnishing and decorations?
$9,000
On average each U.S. person uses how many washing machines in a lifetime?
7
On average each U.S. person uses how many refrigerators in a lifetime?
5
On average each U.S. person uses how many air conditioners in a lifetime?
7
On average each U.S. person uses how many microwaves in a lifetime?
8
On average each U.S. person uses how many TVs in a lifetime?
10
On average each U.S. person uses how many computers in a lifetime?
15
How many coal-burning power plant stations are there?
600
How much of our electricity comes from one of 600 coal-burning power plants?
over 1/2
A fossil fuel containing 40-90% carbon
coal
When coal is burned, what does it release?
carbon dioxide
A greenhouse-gas that builds up and heats the atmosphere
carbon dioxide
The average American creates how many tons of CO2 emissions every year?
22
The average human creates how many tons of CO2 emissions every year?
6
If we turned down our thermostats two degrees during the winter, we would each save how many pounds of the carbon dioxide emissions released into the atmosphere every year?
2,000
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