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USA military is the single largest petroleum consumer in the world

Green Machine. The US Military is the World’s Largest Fuel Guzzler Robert Bateman. Autumn 2013. Earth Island Journal. Energy is the lifeblood of the US Military The US military is the single largest consumer of petroleum in the world. The … Continue reading

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One gallon of gas = 98 tons of ancient plants

Bad Mileage: 98 tons of plants per gallon. Study shows vast amounts of ‘buried sunshine’ needed to fuel society. Dukes, J.S. 2003. Burning buried sunshine: human consumption of ancient solar energy. Climatic Change, 61(1-2): 31-44 A staggering 98 tons of … Continue reading

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Materials: 48,000 pounds of minerals Per Person/Per Year in USA

Fugate, Nelson. March, 2007. 300 Million Americans Need 7 Billion Tons to Maintain Living Standard. Mineral Information Institute. Every year, each of the 300 million Americans uses the following to generate energy — the equivalent of 300 people working 24/7 … Continue reading

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