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Weekend Ponderance

If I told you that global total oil consumption was about 90 million barrels per day, or about 33 billion barrels per year, it would sound big.

What if, instead, I said, the entire world consumes only 4,000 olympic sized swimming pools of oil per day? That’s about what “we” do in fact consume.

UPDATE: I originally had some number like 130, it was a cut and paste error that I missed from my web page (4,130 by on calculation I had). I still think it sounds small.

2 Responses to “Weekend Ponderance”

  1. Speedmaster says:

    This sounds like a lot of distraction. Could we please get back to alarmism and hand-wringing about the Koch Brothers?

  2. chuck martel says:

    There’s a math issue here. By my reckoning, if the daily consumption of oil is 90 million barrels per day, then that would be 5,727 olympic pools worth of irreplaceable hydrocarbons converted to a global warming agent.

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