World oil usage dropped this year, and the economy is a huge factor. But I'll take good news any way I can get it.
The world's population will use less oil this year than it did last year, according to a new forecast from highly-regarded International Energy Agency.Global warming is an order of magnitude more important than the economic crisis, but that's not how people act.
Global oil demand hasn't dropped since 1983 when the world's developed economies were struggling on the tail end of a recession. This time around, it's not just the old, big economies that are struggling. China, which has experienced the greatest boom in history, appears to be in economic trouble. |Wired|