Animated maps of countries contribution to total fossil fuel production

The company 911 Metallurgist has created animated maps showing which countries currently produce the most oil, coal, and natural gas. Very cool.
(See related blog entry here)

To create the interactive maps, we first researched what data was available on each fossil fuel. The goal was to find the most up to date and reliable data available. We selected our sources based on reliability. Countries release their data at different intervals, so to ensure accuracy we selected confirmed figures from reliable sources such as the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), among others.

The majority of our figures come from 2018 and 2017 and were the most up to date figures available from trusted sources.

Oh, and while we are at it: global energy demand grew yet again in 2018, by 2.3%, its fastest pace in ten years. 70% of that was provided by fossil fuel, and only 30% by renewables and nuclear. While the developed world is switching from coal to natural gas, the developing world sees coal as their savior. Just the growth in fossil fuel last year exceeded the growth in renewables over the same time period.

500 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed

UNESCO reports that the freshwater shortfall worldwide will rise to 500 trillion gallons per year by 2025. The World Economic Forum says that shortage of fresh water may be the primary global threat in the next decade. What to do? Why, build 1,500 nuclear-powered desalination plants, of course, and the new fleet of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs) are ideal as they produce both thermal energy and electrical energy without producing greenhouse gases. Today, only 15 out of the thousands of desalination plants operating today worldwide are powered by nuclear. And did you know that all nuclear-powered naval vessels routinely use nuclear energy to desalinate seawater? So why aren’t we building the 1,500 nuclear-powered desalination plants? Lets make use of all those melting icebergs by turning them into fresh glasses of water.