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 ENERGY FACTS
The US consumes more than a quarter of the world's energy, and has less than 5% of the world's population
China is the world’s biggest consumer of coal, the most polluting energy source
Two billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity
Brazil fuels half its vehicles on ethanol, made from fermented sugarcane juice, reducing the country’s CO2 emissions by half
Source: AAAS
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During the last 50 years, global consumption of energy has risen more than fourfold. Use the graphs below to see the prognosis for the future.

The amount of fossil fuel we use is set to rise, despite the catastrophic effects it has on the environment.


Oil and gas will run out first. Coal will last longest, but is the dirtiest of the fossil fuels.
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