. . . And that U.S. auto demand, on which Canadian suppliers are reliant for more than 90 per cent of output, is forecast to drop next year to as few as 15.5 million vehicles – or less than 16 million for the first time in a decade. That compares with 17.5 million vehicles in the banner year of 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .THANKS TO THE TORONTO STAR FOR THAT NEWS ITEM . . . . . . . .THE GOOD . . . . WORKERS ARE EMPLOYED IN A HI-PAYING INDUSTRY,THE BAD. . . . . .THEY ARE MAKING PRODUCTS OF EARTH DESTRUCTION . . . . .THE UGLY . . . .THE CARS, SO MANY OF THEM(16,000,000) PER YEAR ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE TO PLANET EARTH . . .IT MAY BE THAT 10 OR 20 YEARS AGO WE COULD HAVE IGNORED THESE FACTS . . . BUT . . .NOW THERE IS NO LONGER ANY REASON TO GO ON THIS SELF-DESTRUCTIVE PATH.