I just read the following written by Alex Steffen in WorldChanging:

“We have extremely huge footprints today. If every person lived as the average wealthy American does today, we’d need almost ten planets worth of resources to sustain ourselves, while the gap between our consumption and the capacities of the planet’s natural systems has already crossed into overshoot, threatening mass-extinctions and catastrophic climate change. If we’re going to have a bright green future — if we want to avoid living out the rest of our lives in one long emergency, a kind of constant Katrina – we need to reinvent our lives now, immediately, on a radical scale.”

Seems like an unfair breakdown of resources to me…