Half of the energy is used by one seventh of the world’s population.

Hans Rosling

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“The Magic Washing Machine.” TEDWomen 2010. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Magic Washing Machine." TEDWomen 2010. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from global health expert and data visionary Hans Rosling's 2010 TED Talk about washing machines and what they represent in terms of global energy consumption. In this quote, Rosling is sharing a startling statistic about imbalance in the global distribution of energy use: the richest 14 percent of the world's population account for half of the world's energy (i.e., electricity) use. Watch the full TED Talk here: Hans Rosling - The Magic Washing Machine