Rom of Smoke reminds us that it's Earth Day today.
Happy Earth Day! Dont waste resources. Dont waste energy. Or else there won't be any left for rich countries to waste. We Third Worlders really ought to have a heart and pity the poor industrialized nations whose profligate lifestyles are under threat from the coming crisis. Imagine, no more private jets, no more 12-cylinder Ferraris. Al Gore will be forced to live in a house whose energy consumption doesnt equal the energy consumption of an entire African village for 500 years.*
So I enjoin you, fellow Third Worlders, for the sake of the industrialized nations, do what you can. Dont let their culture disappear. For our sake, for our children's sake, and for our children's chlidren's sake.
Mother Earth thanks you.
*I pulled that statistic out of my ass, but you get the point, dont you?
Update, 23 April 2008. Here are some numbers I didnt pull out of my ass:
According to this site, the average American household consumes 10,892 kWh per year. If Al Gore consumes that amount in a month, we'll come to 130,704 kWh per year for his house.
In 2005, the average electricity consumption of a Filipino household is 946 kWh. That's for the entire year. That means it'll take the average Filipino household 138 years to consume as much energy as Gore's house does.