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Digging up fossil fuels and setting them alight

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For two hundred years, human economic activity has largely consisted of digging up fossil fuels and setting them alight, and while two hundred years seems like a long time to us, in geological terms it’s like a bat out of… well, out of hell. We’re currently injecting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere ten times faster than during the End-Permiasn, which was, just to repeat, the worst event in the earth’s history.

From the Book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, 2019, ISBN 1250178266


Date Added: 2019 May 07

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