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The Fuelwood Issue Restated Nancy Chege

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The Fuelwood Issue Restated Nancy Chege
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Nancy Chege
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In 1975, in the wake of the oil-price shock, another-less publicized-energy crisis was 'unveiled'. In much of the developing world, experts had discovered what millions of villagers already knew: fuelwood, the most widely used Third World fuel, was getting harder to find. People were gathering wood for their fires more quickly than it could grow back. In Sudan, wood was being burned 70 per cent faster than replacement trees were growing. In Ethiopia, it was going up in smoke 150 per cent faster. Among environmentalists, the perception became widespread that village cooking fires were consuming the globe's forests...

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