What percentage will renewables have to make up to stop climate change?

Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th

Math skills: Circle graphs

Related Environmental issues: Climate change

The world has been trying to reduce CO2 emissions to stop climate change. The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently suggested that we will need to generate 88% of our electricity from renewable energy to achieve our goal.

The circle graph below shows suggested electricity generation by energy sources in 2050.

  1. What percentage will fossil fuels (coal, oil & natural gas) make up in 2050 to stop climate change?

Answer 2%

100 – 88 – 2 – 8 = 2(%)

Source) IEA, May 2021, Net Zero by 2050 A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector

Factful Environmental Math Problems (2020)

About this book

The objective of Factful Environmental Math Problems is to cultivate our young people’s skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data for understanding our world, while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills.

With the rise of the Internet and new technology, building skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data becomes increasingly important for our young people to prepare for this rapidly changing world. These skills minimize their chances of being brainwashed by false information and making uninformed decisions and ultimately help develop their critical thinking skills. (Read more)

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Published: March 26, 2020

Price: $6.25