Pollution is a problem in all countries, but the source of the problem may lie elsewhere. As consumption increases, pollution usually increases. The State of the World 2004 report by the Worldwatch Institute contains some alarming statistics. The 12% of the world’s population living in North America and Western Europe account for 60% of the world’s consumption, while the 33% living in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa account for only 3%.
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