We better do something and soon! You think the world is different now, just wait till we run out of oil!
Some crazy facts for you.......
20 percent of the United States consumption of fossil fuels goes into the food chain which points out that fossil fuel use by the food system in the developed world, often rivals that of automobiles. To feed an average family of four, it takes up to the equivalent 930 gallons of gasoline per year vs. 1070 gallons that same family uses in their cars each year. 2000 gallons of gasoline per family, per year on average.
In the U.S. the average piece of food is transported 1500 miles before it gets to your plate and in Canada its 5000 miles before consumption.
The construction of the average car consumes the equivalent of 850 gallons of oil, plus 120,000 gallons of fresh water. It takes 2 gallons of fresh water to refine one gallon of gasoline. The weight of the fossil needed to construct a car is twice that of the car's final weight.
The weight of fossil fuels needed to construct your computer is 10 times more than it actually weigh's.
And 10% of all electricity used in the United States is used to support the Internet.
That means Skidee and I have to cut back on our comments here to conserve energy.
Source: Life After The Oil Crash
So if you see oil going towards $180.00 a barrel, the end is near and sell the out house.