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17.5: Data Dive- Global Nuclear Power Generation

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    Our World in Data (OWID) is a scientific online publication that focuses on using research and data to help tackle global concerns such as poverty, disease, hunger, climate change, war, and inequitable treatment of our world’s most vulnerable and unstable communities. Their website is particularly known for publishing a variety of graphs, some even interactive, to present the research that helps explain causes and consequences of global concerns to the public. One example graph, seen below, illustrates nuclear power generation:

    Global nuclear power generation
    Figure \(\PageIndex{a}\): Global nuclear power generation in 2019. Graph by Our World in Data (CC-BY)


    1. What countries generate the most energy via nuclear power?
    2. Is there anything that surprises you about the patterns observed on this graph?
    3. Based on what you learned in this chapter about nuclear power, do you think the trends you see in this 2019 map continue for the next 50 years? Explain.
    4. Again, what is missing on this map?


    Raw Data For Above Graph(s)

    Raw data table link for Our World In Data graph above. (CC-BY)



    Rachel Schleiger (CC-BY-NC)

    This page titled 17.5: Data Dive- Global Nuclear Power Generation is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Melissa Ha and Rachel Schleiger (ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative) .

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