What It’s Like to Live Without Electricity

What It’s Like to Live Without Electricity

What It’s Like to Live Without Electricity

In this day and age, almost everything is done using electricity. It has become such a constant and integral part in our lives that we use it without a second thought. But what if one day something of catastrophic proportions happens that causes us to lose power for good? How would that affect each and every one of us?

If you think life without electricity is impossible, then here are some few facts to make you think otherwise:

1.3 Billion People Have No Access to Electricity

Yup, you read it right. That’s almost 20 percent of the world’s total population. The majority of them are found in Africa, with 85 percent of the population living without electricity. In contrast, almost everyone in Europe, North America, Eastern Asia, and Japan are enjoying electricity right in their homes. Below is a map and a graphical representation taken from worldmapper.org to illustrate this point.

Electricity access

60 percent of the world’s energy is consumed by 20 percent of the world’s total population

Much of our fossil fuels, nuclear fuel, and renewable sources of energy are controlled by the major key players such as the U.S. and Japan. Distribution with the rest of the world is negatively impacted by the fact that a few powerful countries have the majority of control over these energy sources.


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