All's Not Fair With Worldwide Energy Consumption

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Mr. Mcrann’s 5/6s were surprised to learn how much energy Canada and the USA consume per year, per person, as compared with every other area in the world. Canada/USA got, per capita, 54 barrels of oil in the year (as represented by hard candies), far surpassing Europe at 27. And then there’s Africa, where the average energy use per person is a paltry (or, for the planet, healthy) 3 barrels.

What a difference! What inequality!

People were also surprised by how a larger land mass doesn’t equate to either a larger population or to a greater abundance of energy use. Again, BR is showing us what a privilege it is to live in Canada, and these students came up with many ways in which we all can do well by this privilege.