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Re: Burns:: Friday Fanaticism

A little less than 10% or the world's population? Try a lot less.

Current world population: roughly 6,237 million. Current US population 286 million. That's 4.5% of the world population. Less than 1/20th.

US energy use last time I heard was nearer 28 or 29%.

So we have 1/20th of the world's population using between 1/4 and 1/3 of the world's energy.
 

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I have heard a republican polititian, (fairly sure it was **** Cheney), make this exact point. "We mustn't let oil prices get too high because then we might make alternative energy sources competative" - no really. I was amazed. He said it in the run up to the last election. Just came out and said it.
 
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