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50 Years Since JFK’s Assassination

by Bill Chameides | November 22nd, 2013
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)

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A lot has changed since. What about our environmental footprint? Let’s take a look.

 

U.S. Statistics – Then and Now*

Population 1963:  189,241,798

Population 2012**:  315,085,365

 

All statistics below are per U.S. person.

Pounds of cattle***:

1963:  171 [pdf]

2012:  132 [pdf]

 

Bushels of corn produced:

1963: 21

2012: 34

 

Metric tons of CO2 emitted:

1963: 16.83 [xls]

2012: 16.79

 

Vehicle miles traveled:

1963: 4,255 [xls]

2012: 9,363

 

Gallons of gas used:

1963: 351 [xls]

2012: 425 [xls]

So there you have it. Probably not exactly what you expected but those are the stats.

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End Notes

* The “now” is based on 2012 data.

** 2012 population as of December 31.

*** Live weight.

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