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Did You Know - January 2023

Talking points about Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Curator Bob Kihslinger


Electric Cars

graph of electric cars on the road

"EV share of global market rose 4% in 2020 to nearly 10% in 2021." Spend & Scale Tracker

"Over 16.5 million electric cars were on the road in 2021, a tripling in just three years." EIA

"Ford expects one-third of its sales to be fully electric by 2026 and 50% by 2030, building on the success of its F-150 electric model, and to move to all-electric in Europe by 2030." EIA


Fossil Fuel Industry

"Over the last five years, the number of people graduating from petroleum engineering programs has dropped from 2,300 to around 400, an 83 percent plunge"

"In a recent analysis, the consulting firm McKinsey similarly projects global fossil fuel demand will peak by 2025, and energy experts at RMI believe that the world has already reached peak fossil fuels." Yale Climate Connections

"Greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas facilities around the world are about three times higher than their producers claim, new data has shown." The Guardian


Wildlife and Biodiversity

rain forest

"Flagship WWF publication reveals an average decline of 69% in species populations since 1970." World Wildlife Federation

"The snow crab population shrank from around 8 billion in 2018 to 1 billion in 2021, according to Benjamin Daly, a researcher with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game."

"Even if temperature rises are kept within 1.5 degrees Celsius – a target the world is not currently on track to meet – glaciers are still projected to lose 26% of their mass by the end of the century." CNN

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