March 5th 2008

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March 5 th 2008 How people in North America have been locked into an oil consumption cycle, and how they cannot quit. Oil has very large amount of byproducts that come from oil that we don’t always associate with oil. The first half of the 20 th century in North America cars are mass produced, so everything in the North America is built centered around the car. More spreading out of the population, more roads, and cities spread as well (suburban life, suburban sprawl). In 1910- 12% of people live in the suburbs in the US; 1932- 31%; 1952 -52%. This was all made possible by the car. Agriculture is also affected by the introduction of cars- more mobile. There is a universal phenomenon of cars and all that goes with them. There are a lot of consequences to this increase in the use of cars; global warming. There are a lot of alternatives to oil: - Bio-fuels - Hydrogen - Coal - Hydro-electric powers - Wind - Solar - Nuclear - Geothermal With global warming, Canada’s in competition with Russia over who gets what in the
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