Comment 677

By David (anonymous) | Posted July 21, 2006 at 01:03:09

Americans are only 4 percent of the worlds population, but consume 25% of the worlds supply of oil. That means only 16% of the world can consume like we do, and at that point the other 84% get absolutely nothing.... Now consider the population of China - many many many times the American population... They have the potential of requiring more energy than the world can produce all by themselves - and with their newfound industrialization, they are heading in that direction ! Those numbers seem scary - and anybody who says we have a lot of oil left isn't considering how fast the other 96% of the world is catching on to American fun stuff - like driving....

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