Chapter 1 of affluenza | Article writing homework help

The authors begin the book’s first chapter, “Feverish Expectations,” by invoking David Brower’s famous metaphor in which he compresses the Earth’s entire history – some 4.6 billion years – into seven days. Briefly explain what this metaphor means in terms of people walking the Earth. What do the author’s say about the amount of resources we’ve consumed in the “Age of Affluenza”?