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Actual - 1950 compared to 1993

Scenario projection -1995 compared to 2050

Population

2.2x

1.6x

Food (grain)

2.7x

1.8x

Energy

4.4x

2.4x

Economy

5.1x

4.3x

SOURCE: National Research Council, Our Common Journey, report of the Board of Sustainable Development (Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 1999).

Table 22: Annual per capita consumption in selected nations

Country Meat (kg) Paper (kg) Fossil fuels Passenger cars Total value

(kg of oil (per 1,000 of private equivalent) people) consumption

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