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Using energy

Since the Industrial Revolution, when factories first started burning fuels to power machines, our demands for energy have increased rapidly.

More economically developed countries (MEDCs) make up 25% of the world's population, but they use 80% of the world's energy supplies.

As less economically developed countries (LEDCs) are becoming more developed, they are using more energy and electricity, and resources are being used up at an even faster rate. This is causing problems with pollution.