Conservation Biology2

Written by Richard B. Primack

In o­ne year, an average U.S. family of four with a typical American lifestyle consumes approximately 1000 gallons of oil, fueling its two cars, and burns about 5000 pounds of coal to generate the electricity to power lights, refrigerators, air conditioners, and other home appliances.

Richard Primack, A Primer of Conservation Biology, p.266.