5 Eye-Opening Global Trends You Should Know About


Gaelle Gourmelon

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.

China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show


Adam Vaughan

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.

How Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By 2050?

Submitted by ninaoyen1 on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:07

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.

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

Submitted by yabonancygaoc on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 23:14

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

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