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By the Numbers

Dex

I've been digging and I found some numbers that I thought were pretty cool.

Izz

Is this another one of your numerical nerdfests, Dex?

Dex

Yes. I mean No. Maybe. Oh, just look:

Dex

Did you get that? We're kinda small when you look at the whole planet, but we're the worst polluters!

Hoyt

Coincidence. Pure coincidence.

Dex

How about this?

Izz

I have absolutely no idea what a kilowatt is but a trillion sounds BIG. Anyway, aren't there special cars now that use less gas? I was going to start nagging Dad to get one. It's on my "To Nag" List.

Dex

Hybrids, yes. But start nagging because look at this:

Hoyt

23 SUVs? That would be a terrific little fleet for me. I like the way you think, Dex. Clever boy.

Dex

That's not exactly what I meant. Anyway, check out these water numbers. Every time you eat a steak you're using up a swimming pool's worth of water!

Izz's Dad

Okay, okay. I'll get that faucet fixed.

Dex

Alright, I'm done. I gotta go lie down.

Izz

Are we really going to end this page with Dad fixing a faucet? It's kind of an anticlimax.

Dex

You want more numbers? Here's more numbers:

Izz

It was just as well, I guess. We lived in an apartment. Prince Caspian would have been pretty squished in there.

Tell us what numbers rock YOUR world.

Sources:

National Park Service, EPA, International Office of Science Education, US Geological Survey, Population Reference Bureau, Population Research Council, New York Times, National Geographic Society, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Worldwatch Institute, Wall Street Journal, US Census Bureau.