Mandarin, Hindi Or Portuguese: Green Is Patriotic

Posted: March 11, 2011 in It's All Important Stuff

In 2009 China consumed 18% of the worlds energy resources.  Within the next 15 years, or so, they will pass the U.S. as the largest oil consumer in the world.  For this to happen, world oil production will have to be increased by 13% per year for ten years.  Oil production has averaged a 1% increase per year for decades.

In our lifetime, China’s oil, paper, steel, grain and other resources will exceed the current production level of the entire globe.  Wow!

And then there is India and Brazil as the second and third fastest growing economies in the world…  The implications are immense for all of us as all three countries are becoming more and more dependent on the same world resources that hold the U.S. hostage.

I saw a bumper sticker this week that said “Clean, Renewable Energy Is Homeland Security.”  Going GREEN may be the most patriotic of actions we can take. (Ten things you can do) Maybe it is time to ride our bikes a bit more frequently.

The big world is changing, more rapidly than at any other time in human history.  I am trying to determine whether I should learn Mandarin, Hindi or Portuguese.

  1. ET says:

    Did you locate the recycle bins?

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