Thursday, July 19, 2007

record numbers of autos made last year; and McKibben's new book

From the Worldwatch Institute:

"The world's auto manufacturers produced a record 67 million vehicles in 2006, putting more cars on the road than ever before, according to a new Vital Signs Update from the Worldwatch Institute. While global production grew 4 percent last year, China increased its production by nearly 30 percent, overtaking Germany to become the third largest producer. "America's car addiction is becoming a global phenomenon with no sign of reversing," says Worldwatch Senior Researcher Michael Renner, who authored the update."
Read the latest Vital Signs Update.


See Bill McKibben's newest book at:
I'm reading it now, and will write more about it when I've finished it. I would offer this preliminary comment: if you'd like to understand the future, read this book.

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