By Sunil Kumar

According to reports, the world’s biodiversity is down 30 percent since the 1970s, according to a new report, with tropical species taking the biggest hit. The 2012 Living Planet Report, produced by  the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) adds that humanity is outstripping the Earth’s resources by 50 percent — essentially using the resources of one and a half Earths every year. The report scientists calculated the world’s greatest consumers when it comes to resources (ecological footprint) by determining each nation’s productive land capacity and comparing it to the actual population and consumption per person.

Reports add that the top 10 greediest resource users per capita are: Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, United States, Belgium, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Ireland. The population of the world was 7 billion in October and is poised to add a few billion more soon.

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