Published on April 18th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan6
“In 14 and a half seconds, the sun provides as much energy to Earth as humanity uses in a day.”
Our quick post the other day on a fun image noting that deserts receive more energy from the sun in 6 hours than humankind consumes within a year was quite popular, as was Vote Solar’s witty solar energy spill billboard, so I figure you might also like the image above that the Australian Youth Climate Coalition dropped on the CleanTechnica ‘timeline’ on Facebook. As it notes, in 14 and a half seconds, the sun provides as much energy to Earth as humanity uses in a day.
It reminds me of this next image, which I am fond of sharing, that shows annual renewable energy potential compared to the total energy potential of finite energy resources:
In other words, people who say we don’t have space to power the world with renewable energy are off their bloody rocker.