Since oil fields are located only at certain places on earth, only some countries are oil-independent; the other countries depend on the oil-production capacities of these countries
World consumption of primary energy by energy type.
A petrochemical refinery in Grangemouth, Scotland, UK
Energy consumption per capita per country (2001). Red hues indicate increase, green hues decrease of consumption during the 1990s.
An oil well in the Gulf of Mexico
Global average surface temperature datasets from various scientific organizations show the progress and extent of global warming.
The Global Carbon Project shows how additions to since 1880 have been caused by different sources ramping up one after another.
The warming influence (called radiative forcing) of long-lived greenhouse gases has nearly doubled in 40 years, with carbon dioxide and methane being the dominant drivers of global warming.
Global surface temperature reconstruction over the last 2000 years using proxy data from tree rings, corals, and ice cores in blue. Directly observational data is in red, with all data showing a 5 year moving average.
Global fossil carbon emission by fuel type, 1800–2007 AD.
In 2020, renewables overtook fossil fuels as the European Union's main source of electricity for the first time.
Nuclear power activities involving the environment; mining, enrichment, generation and geological disposal.
Livestock grazing near a wind turbine.

The large-scale burning of fossil fuels causes serious environmental damage.

- Fossil fuel

The scientific consensus on global warming and climate change is that it is caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, the majority of which comes from burning fossil fuels with deforestation and some agricultural practices being also major contributors.

- Environmental impact of the energy industry
Since oil fields are located only at certain places on earth, only some countries are oil-independent; the other countries depend on the oil-production capacities of these countries

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