"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.
"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.
What the article missed was another of his quotes,
"We can't continue to consume 25% of the earth's energy with only 3% of the
Oh really. Three things jump out at me there. First, nice to see you getting your quotes from our enemies again. Two, while not a lie, it's a damnable deception that only an America hating asshole would say. And three, why don't you and your mouth-breathing supporters volunteer to live like your family in Africa so we can get that energy/population ratio right. Look, energy consumption is the byproduct of a high standard of living. All these anti-capitalism pricks like Obama want to do is screw this country into the ground and this kind of speech is a perfect example of that mindset. Further, what business is it of any other country to tell us how and where to generate our energy. And if Obama had our interests in mind he wouldn't let the competition tell him how to run his business.
When talking about our energy consumption as a percentage it would be better to place it in the context of our GDP and not percentage of population. That way we can see how efficient we are with the energy we use.
Using that comparison: we have 26% of the worlds GDP and use 25% of it's current energy consumption (wiki world GDP numbers). And even that doesn't tell the whole story. Because Marxists always treat all things economic as static values they don't see the dynamics of economies. As the world achieves a higher standard of living, particularly China and India, both percentages will decrease and the percent energy use will decrease much faster due to their inefficient use of energy compared to the US.
Thanks for being a backstabbing prick, again, Obama.