So how much of the Earth’s resources does each of us actually use? An estimate puts the figure at four to six hectares of land to maintain the consumption of the average person from a high-consumption country. How much do we have? In 1990, the global average was just 1.7 hectares of ecologically productive land per person. What are we doing? The core countries, which are rich in the natural resources we require, are being exploited far beyond their regenerative capacity, and these resources are being shipped to the other peripheral high-consumption countries. What does this leave us with? Someone, somewhere, paying for our wants.