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  •  the nine times (0+ / 0-)

    is the figure for the entire planet, excluding the US.  We use, on average, nine times more electricity than all the rest of the world, averaged.

    If you take just the "developing nations", it's about 15 times as much.

    (see:
    http://www.solarenergy.org/...

    I'll accept your "half" figure for the other "industrialized" nations.  And if we'd cut our energy use in half, I'd be happy with that.  As a start.

    :)

    Nevertheless, the fact remains that the US monopolizes more than its share of energy.  Just as it monopolizes more than its share of . . . well . . . virtually everything else.

    We live on the backs of the rest of the world.

    I doubt they'll be willing to carry us forever.

    Editor, Red and Black Publishers http://www.RedandBlackPublishers.com

    by Lenny Flank on Tue Dec 18, 2007 at 08:24:39 PM PST

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    •  I have to agree with this (0+ / 0-)

      I doubt they'll be willing to carry us forever.

      Even when we cut our usage, we still have to figure out how the rest of the planet can acheive a decent standard of living in  a way that is sustainable.

      . There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS. Mahatma Gandhi

      by Sacramento Dem on Tue Dec 18, 2007 at 09:34:55 PM PST

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      •  I have a feeling they won't ask us (0+ / 0-)

        They'll just show up at the gates with pitchforks in their hands.

        And I'll be cheering them on.

        Editor, Red and Black Publishers http://www.RedandBlackPublishers.com

        by Lenny Flank on Tue Dec 18, 2007 at 10:10:16 PM PST

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        •  That doesn't sound like fun to me (0+ / 0-)

          (I don't even like to get a shot at the doctors). I guess I have my work cut out for me.

          . There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS. Mahatma Gandhi

          by Sacramento Dem on Tue Dec 18, 2007 at 10:41:25 PM PST

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