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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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Fewer infants are dying

In Pakistan, infant mortality rate was 175 per 1,000 live births in 1960. By 2011, that number declined to 59 - a reduction of 66 percent.

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