Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
A frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
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