Interesting: “While some researchers focus on alarming fertility rates in poor countries, which grew by 16.3 percent from 1995 to 2005, the US population grew by 10.6 percent in that period, or 29 million people, the report noted. Europe during that time grew by 504,000 people, or less than 1 percent…. Americans consume like no other nation — using three times the amount of water per capita than the world average and nearly 25 percent of the world’s energy, despite having 5 percent of the global population; and producing five times more daily waste than the average in poor countries…. Martha Farnsworth Riche , a former US Census Bureau director and a current fellow at Cornell University’s Center for the Study of Society and Economy , believes that US population increases are partly to blame for environmental headaches attributed to global warming.”