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Deaths known to have been caused by use of illegal cannabis in 1990: 0

Deaths known to have been caused by use of legal tobacco in 1990: 110,000

Average number of children of a woman in Pakistan: 6.6

Births avertible by investing dollars 40,000 in an extra year's education for 1,000 women in Pakistan: 660

Species of carnivore on Earth: 236

London Hyde Parks of forest being destroyed in India per year: 10,587

London Hyde Parks of forest being destroyed in Indonesia per year: 8,472

Litres of wine drunk annually per Briton: 12

Litres of wine drunk annually per French resident: 80

Times juggernauts would stretch round the world loaded nose-to-tail with sand and gravel quarried in the USA and Canada in a year: 20

Percentage of road trips by vehicle which are under five miles: 75

Toad tunnel systems built by central or local government since 1979: 5

Tonnes of wood pigeon in Great Britain: 5,000

Metres an Olympic long-jumper could jump onthe Moon: 54

Photos taken per person in the USA each year: 70

Sources: Home Office/New Scientist; ibid; Scientific American; ibid; BBC Wildlife; RM/BBC Wildlife; ibid; The Economist; ibid; Economist Intelligence Unit/Canada Handbook; Jonathon Porritt/MOT; Dept of the Environment; Chris Mead; Scientific American; Euromonitor Consumer USA 1992.

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