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{Nature_and_Environment.59.14}: Johnny Asia {johnnyasia} Tue, 24 Oct 2006 09:37:09 CDT (57 lines)

It's no coincidence that the US/UK/Australia  "coalition of the
willing" partners are also the biggest users and wasters of petroleum
products. It must be because their god commands them to  "subdue" the
earth (Genesis 1:28)



Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 by the Los Angeles Times

U.S. Emits Half of Car-Caused Greenhouse Gas, Study Says

Americans drive more in vehicles with lower fuel standards, says an
environmental group.
by Janet Wilson


American cars and pickup trucks are responsible for nearly half of the
greenhouse gases emitted by automobiles globally, even though the
nation's vehicles make up just 30% of the nearly 700 million cars in
use, according to a new report by Environmental Defense.

Cars in the U.S. are driven more miles, face lower fuel economy
standards and use fuel with more carbon than many of those driven in
other countries, the authors found. According to the report by the
environmental group, due out today, U.S. cars and light trucks were
driven 2.6 trillion miles in 2004, equal to driving back and forth to
Pluto more than 470 times.


http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/oct2006/2006-10-23-02.asp

Brits Most Guilty of Energy Wasting Habits

LONDON, UK, October 23, 2006 (ENS) - Brits are the most wasteful
people in Europe, according to a survey of the energy habits of 5,000
Europeans. A report today by the UK's Energy Saving Trust found
Germans are the most efficient in their energy use, followed by the
Spanish, but Brits top the European Energy Wasters' league.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061024/wl_nm/environment_australia_dc_1


Australians among world's top resource consumers

By Rob Taylor

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australians soak up more scarce resources than
almost any other nation and produce so much waste on average that
their mark on the world's ecology exceeds China, the environmental
group WWF said on Tuesday.


"If the rest of the world led the kind of lifestyles we do here in
Australia, we would require three-and-a-half planets to provide the
resources we use and to absorb the waste," said Greg Bourne,
WWF-Australia chief executive officer

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