"What has that meant for our lifestyles?"
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How a richer world has changed our lifestyles - in 60 seconds

The BBC's A Richer World season is exploring global wealth, poverty and inequality.

The world is wealthier now than ever before. What has that meant for our lifestyles?

From electricity and sanitation, to the internet and mobile phones, a richer world has changed the way we live.

But can the Earth cope? Today we use the equivalent of 1.5 planets to provide the resources we need.

For more on the BBC's A Richer World, go to www.bbc.com/richerworld - or join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #BBCRicherWorld.

  • 14 Feb 2015
  • From the section World
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