Twin births in the US have risen 70 percent since 1980. Uganda (50 percent children) has been at war for most of the last 30 years.
60 percent of American children say they're more afraid of global warming than of terrorism, car crashes, or cancer.
Between 20, the US will add 114 million kids to its population.
Africa will add 1.2 billion—but their respective COA typical baby goes through 3,800 disposable diapers in her first 2.5 years. China claims its one-child policy has prevented 400 million births—saving 1.5 billion tons of CO in 2004 alone.
96 percent of American babies wear disposable diapers. For $20, British parents can have seven trees planted to offset the 1,430 pounds of greenhouse gases generated by their child's first 2.5 years of nappies.
Civil conflict is twice as likely to occur in countries where young adults make up more than 40 percent of the population.
In 2007, a Hungarian couple had 300 trees planted to offset their newborn's lifetime carbon footprint.
(same as 413 plane trips from New York to Tokyo) 22,828,508 pounds of water waste (the equivalent of 48,060 10-minute showers) 16,372 pounds of yard waste (enough to fill 442 large garbage cans) 7,249 pounds of food waste (as much as 16 households produce in a year) S/he will eat 1,654 chickens, 74 turkeys, 25 pigs, 11 cows, two sheep, and 18,675 eggs.
And s/he will use 1,870 barrels of petroleum (enough to fuel a Subaru Outback for 822,800 miles).
According to news reports, the bishop said the new evils were linked to "the unstoppable process of globalization." In 1900, 1 percent of Catholics lived in Africa. In 1950, the typical American woman had 3.1 children over her lifetime. In 1950, the typical new American house was 983 sq. School bus exhaust is linked to higher rates of asthma and lung cancer.
Letting a school bus idle for 10 minutes creates three times more particulate emissions than turning the motor off.
It would take up to 223 trees to offset the CO 1957: Leave It to Beaver (two kids) 1969: The Brady Bunch (six kids) 1972: The Waltons (seven kids) 1977: Eight Is Enough (eight kids) 1988: Just the Ten of Us (eight kids) 1996: 7th Heaven (seven kids) 2007: The Duggars (17 kids) Asked how many times they'd begged their parents for a product they'd seen advertised, 11 percent of tweens answered "more than 50." American children make up 4 percent of the world's population, but they consume more than 40 percent of the world's toys.