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Europe: It tells the story of a 26% plunge from Q1-Q3 2008 compared to the same interval in 2009.
The Oil Drum | Drumbeat: January 23, 2010 (25 January 2010)
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6152#comments_top
The 27 nations making up the EU experienced a decrease of 25.6 percent(same as above), whereas the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) region's production shrank by 41.6 percent
The Oil Drum | Drumbeat: January 23, 2010 (25 January 2010)
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6152#comments_top




National governments will issue an estimated $4.5 trillion in debt this year, almost triple the average for mature economies over the preceding five years. The U.S. has allowed the total federal debt (including debt held by government agencies, like the Social Security fund) to balloon by 50% since 2006 to $12.3 trillion. The pain of repayment is not yet being felt, because interest rates are so low--close to 0% on short-term Treasury bills. Someday those rates are going to rise. Then the taxpayer will have the devil to pay.
The Automatic Earth (25 January 2010)
http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/
http://snipurl.com/u6jje


WWF Finds Cuba Only with Sustainable Development

WASHINGTON , October 25, 2006 .- A report published by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) claims that the only country in the world with "sustainable development" is Cuba.

WWF includes in its report a graph which shows two features: the human development index (established by the United Nations) and the so-called "ecological footprint" which shows the per person energy and resources comsued in each country.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba (25 January 2010)
http://www.cubaminrex.cu/english/LookCuba/Articles/Economy/2006/wwf.html
http://snipurl.com/u6jmw
http://assets.panda.org/downloads/living_planet_report.pdf