A lot's been said lately about how much energy is in a cubic mile of oil. This is roughly the amount the world uses in a year.
"Leaving aside some errors in these numbers that I found (the coal and nuclear numbers are off by about 10% to each other, and the capacity factor of wind turbines should be closer to 30%) the most essential oversight in that equation is elephantine: It compares oil's inputs to the other's outputs. Compared to that, the rest is small potatoes. Let's discuss it.
November 21, 2006 - 10:29AM
The United States is the world's most unfriendly country for international travellers, a survey suggests.
The global survey showed the US was ranked "the worst" because of rude immigration officials and long delays in processing visas.
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