Vaclav Smil is the man who has quietly tried to shape how the world thinks about energy.

IMPORTANT!: Please note, that the following graph has a nonlinear axis - each line grows in order of magnitude. Think about it, then it will for sure hit you !!! It is mildly depressing that he published this graph in 2015, at the time when science was supposed to be settled.

"The transition from wood ("traditional biofuels") to fossil fuels—first coal, then oil and natural gas—took more than a century. Today, fossil energy is dominant, with wind and solar making up a mere sliver...

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