28 Aug '13, 10pm

Global petroleum use hits record high, thanks to boom in Asia

Increasing Oil consumption (energy) is a natural by product of increasing global prosperity. The PRC and India are not particularly truthful about energy consumption or energy policies. The PRC in particular is far more interested in producing alternate energy propaganda for gullible Western consumption, than any desire for genuine alternate energy. While the western industrialized nations devise economically expensive, (and some would argue, ineffective ) 'green' energy policies, the developing world, led by the PRC, is an increasingly avid consumer of fossil fuel energy to satisfy burgeoning middle class prosperity. The real problem is that these nations, partly as a result of previous poverty, already have enormous populations and thanks to modern travel and communications, have developed a burning desire to copy the consumerist economies of the affluent West. It's unre...

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