Friday, September 14, 2007

The World According to Oil Reserves.


The map above (click here for the large version) shows what the world would look like if each country’s size was proportional to their proven oil reserves. I find it a little surprising that the world’s largest oil consumers (North America, Europe and China) have such a small portion of the world’s oil.

If the presented figures are correct, the U.S. would deplete its entire supply of oil in about 3 years without imports (and could single-handedly deplete the entire world’s reserves in 50 years). Makes you wonder why the U.S. government isn’t more supportive of alternative energy.

Vía. Neatorama tal cual.
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