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Global Energy Inequality Goes Deeper Than Bitcoin

Californians alone use more power playing games and heating their pools than entire countries in Africa. That has to change.

People walk under electric wires connected above roofs in a district of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on June 1, 2019.
People walk under electric wires connected above roofs in a district of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on June 1, 2019. Photo: Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty

Co-written with Jake Kincer

Modern life is amazingly energy intensive. All those computers, data servers, and air conditioners devour a lot of…