*How’s this for a simple way to visualize how unsustainable and unequitable our first world standard of living is: There are more than 7.16 billion people alive on the planet right now (just checked the World Pop Clock). Imagine that each one of us, every single person on Earth, all 7.16 billion and counting, owned a car–Or better yet, a pickup truck, each with plastic bull testicles hanging from the trailer hitch. Where would we all park? Visualize parking lots for 7.16 billion pickups. 7.16 billion faux testicles dangling.
According to this 2011 article on WardsAuto, “World vehicle population” exceeded 1 billion in 2010. And,
The figures reflect the approximate number of cars, light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses registered worldwide, but that does not include off-road, heavy-duty vehicles.