Le monde sans fin, an educational comic about energy that became a bestseller
This article was taken from the monthly magazine Sciences et Avenir – La Recherche no. 898, from December 2021.
Our societies have developed using more and more energy.
“It’s like every Terran has about 200 slaves working for him all the time”
Comparing the power of machines with the energy provided by muscle power, “It’s as if every Earthling has around 200 slaves working for him all the time. Without a machine, 1400 billion Earthlings would have to be forced to work to have the same production”, explains Jean-Marc Jancovici, energy consultant and co-author of this comic. And renewable energy sources will not change the situation: from 1995 to 2018, coal consumption increased 12 times more than solar energy and five times more than wind energy!
Economic, ecological and social issues related to the issue of energy
With the consequences we know: global warming, depletion of resources, etc. Jean-Marc Jancovici and designer Christophe Blain explain to us in a didactic way the economic, ecological and social issues related to the issue of energy and climate change. Cobblestones to devour after COP27.
Infinite World, Christophe Blain, Jean-Marc Jancovici, Dargaud, 195 pages, €27