What about water? It is easy to take this basic building block of life for granted. However, water is a surprisingly limited commodity. Over the next 30 years, the global water supply is in danger of drying up.
The world population is projected to reach nine billion by 2050. Not only will these people need water to drink and bathe with also a massive amount of water must be used to grow additional food. The most rapid growth will be in developing nations, whose water supplies are already under stress.
Japan still reigns supreme as the country that manufactures the most automobiles. And based on the country’s current production, it doesn’t look as if Japan is going to surrender this title anytime soon.
That doesn’t mean that China, the United States and Germany are slouches. These countries, which rank second, third and fourth, continue to produce a significant number of automobiles each year, too.
Japan produced more than 11.5 million vehicles in 2008. That gave the country a healthy lead on runner-up China, which produced more than 9.3 million vehicles. The United States, even with its down economy and domestic automaker problems, wasn’t too far behind China. The country produced more than 8.7 million vehicles in 2008.