sexecuti0ner wrote:Is it just me or is this graph stupid? Of course America uses a lot of gas, but we have a lot more people than most of the countries on that list. How about a graph that shows gas consumption per capita?
Try adding all of the people on the list, and then compare the population total to our own population. That part should amaze you. China alone has way more people than us.
And far fewer vehicles... China may be growing, but the populace is still poor.
True, but you can even leave out China. Japan has tons of vehicles, and they have 127 million people. That's nearly 1/2 of our population, and their standard of living is only slightly lower than ours.
Japan consumes a small fraction of what we do. Then, throw in Germany... They have plenty of cars and are close to our standard of living... They have 80 million people. The U.K. has 60 million and plenty of cars too.
Just those three countries alone are a total of 267 million people. That's roughly 5/6 of our population (300 million), and the consumption looks like about 1/5 or 1/6 of ours.