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## All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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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 vegetables then on meat.

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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 vegetables then on meat.

It's not just water that the livestock drinks, it's also water to grow all the food that it eats (which is primarily veggies).

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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
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per person? 5,000 litres a day? :-| Doesn't that sound *way* too much? :-|
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And yes, I do take a bath every day :-)
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Yes... But I didn't do any fact-checking. I just re-phrased the factoids from the OP, for the hard-of-grokking.