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5 Eye-Opening Global Trends You Should Know About

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Gaelle Gourmelon
5 Eye-Opening Global Trends You Should Know About
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It’s not easy to keep track of the complex ways in which our everyday choices have an impact on a global scale. But as the world’s population surpasses 7 billion, each of our actions—positive or negative—gets multiplied. Read on to learn about five global trends from our latest publication,  that show that our consumption choices affect more than ourselves—they affect the environment and the lives and livelihoods of millions. ... Read more about 5 Eye-Opening Global Trends You Should Know About

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The Energy Game is Rigged: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Topped $620 Billion in 2011

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Emily E. Adams
World Fossil Fuel Consumption Subsidies, 2011
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The energy game is rigged in favor of fossil fuels because we omit the environmental and health costs of burning coal, oil, and natural gas from their prices. Subsidies manipulate the game even further. According to conservative estimates from the Global Subsidies Initiative and the International Energy Agency (IEA), governments around the world spent more than $620 billion to subsidize fossil fuel energy in 2011: some $100 billion for production and $523 billion for consumption. This was 20 percent higher than in 2010, largely because of higher world oil prices. ... Read more about The Energy Game is Rigged: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Topped $620 Billion in 2011

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China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show

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Adam Vaughan
China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined Photograph: US Energy Information Administration U.S. Energy Information Administration
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China now burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined.

The country's appetite for the carbon-intensive fuel rose by 9% in 2011, to 3.8bn tonnes, meaning it now accounts for 47% of worldwide coal consumption. ... Read more about China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show

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How Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By 2050?

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https://arbtech.co.uk/can-we-end-our-fossil-fuel-addiction-2050/

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Since the Industrial Revolution, the world has been hooked on fossil fuels. This fatal addiction has us living on borrowed time, facing ecological and economic ruin by 2050. 

At present we remain dangerously over-reliant on fossil-fuel power. However, it’s not too late – if we take steps in the right direction we can beat our addiction. ... Read more about How Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By 2050?

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Michael Russell

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The Human Cost of Coal

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Mountaintop's Removal's Effect on Humans and the Economy

There’s a common saying in Appalachia: what we do to the land, we do to the people. Recently, 21 peer-reviewed scientific studies have confirmed the truth of those words. Not only has mountaintop removal permanently destroyed more than 500 Appalachian mountains, but people living near the destruction are 50% more likely to die of cancer and 42% more likely to be born with birth defects compared with other people in Appalachia. ... Read more about The Human Cost of Coal

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Why the world is burning more coal

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Fred Pearce
A worker walks past freshly-mined, high quality coal awaiting transport on a tra
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The inconvenient truth is that coal remains a cheap and dirty fuel — and the idea of 'clean' coal remains a distant dream ... Read more about Why the world is burning more coal

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China's development progress and potential based on the number of publically accessible cities and amount of nonrenewable resources

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http://hlx0210.blog.163.com/blog/static/12676504320101127101934700/

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China's development progress and potential based on the number of publically accessible cities and amount of nonrenewable resources

Like my other maps, I did not make editions directly on the map because it is difficult to make adjustments on the already created images that have already been so beautifully created and I can explain the symbols and all just as well on here. So here it goes...the legends:

The solid dot represents the publically accessible cities

the striped box represents publically accessible regions

the dark box represents the storage of coal

the tall dark box placed vertically represent the storage of fossil fuel

the dotted line means the railroad ... Read more about China's development progress and potential based on the number of publically accessible cities and amount of nonrenewable resources

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