In 2050 the world population could live decently with less than 40% of today's global energy

In 2050 the world population could live decently with less than 40% of today's global energy

British scientists have built an energy-model to evaluate the global population's needs in terms of energy consumption by 2050. Their study showed that our global energy consumption could be reduced to the levels of the 1960s, when the Earth counted 3 million inhabitants, and still provide a decent standard of living to all. But radical changes would have to be implemented in the meantime.The team of researchers from the University of Leeds published their conclusions in Global Environmental Change. Their scientific model was based upon data and comparisons from 119 countries worldwide. They c...

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