“To reach the middle of the ocean, those in power must have oil to run their ships and metals to build them. To deforest, they must have gasoline to power their chainsaws and metals to build the saws. No oil, and ships have no capability to reach the center of the ocean, which means that the oceans can begin to live again… Part of taking down civilization is the destruction of the oil economy.”
~ Derrick Jensen, DGR Advisory Board Member
Image: Map from BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy summarizing the shipping infrastructure that supports the import & export flows of oil, the number signify how many millions of metric tonnes. The amount is staggering.
Intra-area movements (such as between countries in Europe) are excluded.