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iamnogoodatthis t1_j063ljw wrote

I wish that was uplifting, but it's not really - currently 13% of the world's energy consumption is met by renewables. This means it's going to take at least 5 years before we reach 25% (and that's assuming energy use stays flat, which is hugely unlikely given total energy use grew by 7% in the last 5 years). So... at this "uplifting" pace, we are many years away from even halving use of fossil fuels, and those are years that we don't have.