We’ve all seen the headlines about China and India using up the world’s resources. China and India are eating up all the food. China and India are using up all the water. China and India are gobbling up all the oil.
And this is why I pay $4+ dollars a gallon at the pump?! Goddamn those greedy, grubbing Asian peoples!
Would it make the world feel better knowing that, as far as gasoline and diesel are concerned, California consumes more than any country in the entire world (besides the U.S.)? Yup, that’s right. The Not-So-Golden State (36 million people) consumes more gas and diesel than either China (1.3 billion people) or India (1.1 billion people).
As Californians, this bit o’ news depresses the hell outta us. We could and should do better.
(And, no, going green “Hollywood-style”–driving a Prius, owning a copy of An Inconvenient Truth, and then flying private–ain’t gonna cut it. Not that we would turn down a ride in a private jet. Just kidding. Okay, not really. Shit! This is hard!)
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