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Graphics from 4 empirical muckrakers – 2. Vaclav Smil — The Energy Oracle

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From Blair Fix Vaclav Smil is by far the most prolific energy muckraker out there. I’m not going to try to summarize his research. Just look at his list of publications here. But I will leave you with a beautiful chart of Smil’s data. Gail Tverberg has used Smil’s data to make a fantastic series of charts on world energy consumption. She uses Angus Maddison’s population data too. See the whole series here. Below is Tverberg’s chart for energy use per capita. Credit to Tverberg for such a pretty chart, and credit to Smil for muckraking the energy data. Gail Tverberg’s chart of world energy use per capita. She uses data from Vaclav Smil. (Source)

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Vaclav Smil is by far the most prolific energy muckraker out there. I’m not going to try to summarize his research. Just look at his list of publications here.

But I will leave you with a beautiful chart of Smil’s data. Gail Tverberg has used Smil’s data to make a fantastic series of charts on world energy consumption. She uses Angus Maddison’s population data too. See the whole series here. Below is Tverberg’s chart for energy use per capita. Credit to Tverberg for such a pretty chart, and credit to Smil for muckraking the energy data.

Graphics from 4 empirical muckrakers – 2. Vaclav Smil — The Energy Oracle
Gail Tverberg’s chart of world energy use per capita. She uses data from Vaclav Smil. (Source)

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