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Published: May 9, 2011, Author: JayTaber

As illustrated by the infographic Degrees of Disaster, the current global consumption of oil has reached 87.8 million barrels per day, 1 million of which is consumed by the US military alone. As the Pentagon plans more wars in Africa and Asia to consolidate control of world oil production, the effects of climate change associated with oil-consuming civilization spirals out of control. With 2 billion people anticipated to face water shortages and one third of plant and animal life expected to disappear in the near future, the repercussions of the present model of consumption aren’t hard to predict.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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