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  • There are 6 billion people on earth 1 billion at Western world standard 2 billion at 3-electric fire level And 3 billion at the 200 W level. We know that current energy use (based mainly on C fuels) is overwhelming the atmosphere – so we cannot sustain an increase in energy use! If everyone were to get the same level of energy resource, then the western world would have to cut energy consumption by at least half!!

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  • Self Help Africa Professor Shane Ward Head UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine
  • Mankind has high energy demand Ireland 7 single-bar electric fires Equivalent to the output of ca. 20 single-bar electric fires on all the time two 100 W light bulbs (3 rd World)!!! 3 single-bar electric fires Brazil, China, Mexico, Egypt This increase to Western norms cannot happen! - 5 billion people – global warming catastrophic! - don’t have the resources via C based energy!
  • UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine
    • Largest School in UCD
    • The only university agri-food & veterinary medicine programme in Ireland
    • 120 academic staff; 100 postdocs; ca. 250 Phds; ca. 2000 undergraduate students
    • Annual expenditure on R&D ca. ½ that of Teagasc
    • Address the complete agri-food continuum
      • rural development (national & international), crop and animal production, food v. fuel, climate change, food and nutrition, forestry, horticulture, agri-business, agri-environment, engineering applied to the agri-food sector, biomass-to-energy, veterinary epidemiology, zoonoses control, veterinary hospital, …
  • Self Help Africa Professor Shane Ward Head UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine