In 1875 74% of income was spent on food, clothes, and shelter. By 1995 it was 13%. Today it's even less.
In the late 1800s/early 1900s 53% of people were in farming to produce enough food to live.
There has been a 95% drop in climate related death because of products and materials made from petroleum and natural gas.
You see people used to be killed by the environment. It was HOSTILE to life. Today it still is but we have a way to fight back.
Today 3% are farming ; abundant food is a result of the combustible engine which doesn't work without FOSSIL FUELS.
Clean water - 4 billion people don't have access to it in the world because they neither have electricity to run pumps nor the facilities to purify and distribute.
The average human lives 3 x longer than in the 1800s because of access to food, water, housing, and medicine that was not available pre fossil fuel.
20% of a barrel of oil are used for non-transportation related products that people use everyday for quality of life from toothbrushes to detergent. That's 20 million barrels a day for life sustaining supplies
Medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, and daily living products are NOT possible without oil and gas based products (list of 56 out of 6,000 below).
In the 1950s a household was considered wealthy if they had one vehicle and a color television. Today most homes have 3 vehicles, 4 televisions, 4 mobile phones, 4 computers/tables, 10 kitchen devices, 6 bathroom amenities, not to mention AC, water heater, that need stable and affordable electricity.