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Calorie intake among the poor is increasing

In 1990, people in 26 countries consumed less than 2,000 calories, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends an average person should eat each day. By 2008, that number fell to 3.

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Rich countries pollute less relative to output

CO2 emissions per inflation adjusted dollar of output has declined in the United States from 1.16 kilogram in 1960 to 0.46 kilograms in 2008.

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Poverty is declining across the globe

In 1981, 84 percent of the Chinese lived on less than $1.25 per day. In spite of the population growth, only 13 percent of the Chinese lived on less than $1.25 a day in 2008.

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