Monthly Archives: July 2014

Water Resources Fact Sheet

Water scarcity may be the most underrated resource issue the world is facing today. Seventy percent of world water use is for irrigation. Each day we drink nearly 4 liters of water, but it takes some 2,000 liters of water—500 … Continue reading

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Population Fact Sheet

When assessing the adequacy of basic resources such as land or water over time, population is the universal denominator: as population expands, per capita availability shrinks. The world population took until the start of the 19th century to reach 1 … Continue reading

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China’s Solar Panel Production to Double by 2017

By J. Matthew Roney China installed a world record amount of solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity in 2013. While this was the first time the country was the number one installer, China has led all countries in making PV for the … Continue reading

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Climate Change Fact Sheet

Stabilizing the earth’s climate depends on cutting carbon emissions fast. Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the principal climate-altering greenhouse gas—come largely from burning coal, oil, and natural gas. Coal, mainly used for electricity generation, accounts for 44 percent of global … Continue reading

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