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  • Meat-eaters consume the equivalent of about 5,000 litres [1,100 gallons] of water a day compared to the 1,000-2,000 litres used by people on vegetarian diets

    How many are those "Meat-eaters" and how many are those "on vegetarian diets"? Unless I'm missing something here, that sentence sounds like if there's 5 of the "Meaters" for each vegetarian, then everyone's drinking the same... and that relation is surely over the 5 to 1 :-)

    But anyway, it kind of makes sense... there's probably more water on vegetab

    • Huh? Those numbers are per person, and "consumption" means water taken out of the reservoirs, or wherever the water comes from. To sustain one meat-eater, the environment needs to supply 5 kl H2O per day. To sustain one vegetarian, the environment needs to supply 1-2 kl H2O per day. Of course, the environment in any given locale can only supply so much water. There are two things people can do to stay within that limitation: (a) Have fewer humans; (b) keep their per-person water needs down. The prud