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kleinbl00  ·  1167 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Can China Take Care of its Elderly?

Americans have held relatively steady since about 1970 but what that graph shows is the spike as the rest of the world approaches America's energy use since 1970.

"Given a long enough timeframe" is about half of science fiction. What I know is it was "the Great American Desert" before we tried to get people to move there, then it became "the Great Plains" and I'll betcha a dollar it'll be "the Great American Desert" again.