Comment 26903

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted October 14, 2008 at 16:06:30

All that we need to ask is thus: what would happen if every nation on earth shared our level of automobile dependence? We're beginning to see this with China and India, but virtually all of the planet, even industrialized nations like Europe, are still well behind.

There's no amount of fuel efficiency which could make up for this, regardless of hybrids, hydrogen or biofuels. The amount of roads, mines and parking lots would dwarf entire nations.

We in industrialized nations need to stop thinking that we're special - that for some reason we deserve a standard of living which is nearly unimaginable in (or for) the rest of the planet.

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