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Friday, October 31, 2003

US: 5% of the world's population, 26% of oil use...
The WorldWatch Insititute has just sent round the following factoids which cannot be repeated often enough, especially when considering who has benefitted the most from past greenhouse emissions and would benefit the most from increased energy efficiency + diversifying energy supplies by making greater use of renewable energy.

With less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States is responsible for a large share of the world’s fossil fuel burden, accounting for 26% of global oil use, 25% of coal consumption + 27% of natural gas use.