I’m glad someone finally said it and wrote about it, a eulogy of sorts for fossil fuels. Recognizing that in the grander scheme of things, fossil fuels were always a transitional energy source, they played their roll in human development, but were never and could never be a permanent solution. Here’s to Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of The United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change and her excellent piece from the Huffington Post – Thanks For The Memories, Fossil Fuels, But Now Its Time To Go:
“For the past 250 years, fossil fuels have been the primary driver of development and growth. Burning fossil fuels has provided us with outstanding progress and opportunities, and I for one am grateful to the many generations of men and women who have so sincerely labored in this sector. However, unbeknownst to all those generations of laborers is that this progress has also put increasing pressure on our planet. We now know that we have precipitated the imbalance of the earth’s ecosystem and its vital life cycles. Fossil fuels have brought us this far, but now it’s time to change.”
With the Paris Climate Summit right around the corner, kicking off on Monday November 30th this is an excellent way to start re-thinking our mindset of fossil fuel consumption – thanks for everything you’ve done for us, but time for us all to move on.
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