Monday, June 27, 2011

Fossil Fuels End Date

As if climate change wasn't a good enough reason to move away from fossil fuels, GE put together this interactive animation of remaining supplies.

Of course, we should abandon fossil fuels long before supplies run out (both to avoid completely catastrophic climate change, and because dwindling supplies means skyrocketting prices). But my main point is this...

Getting energy from fossil fuels is NOT a long term solution. We clearly need to move to renewables. The sooner the better.
ps. the graphic above is based on current annual rates of uasge increase. If our usage picks up even quicker, and we don't use renewables, then the time frame is even shorter.

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