In a World on Fire, Stop Burning Things

In a World on Fire, Stop Burning Things

Every once in a while, there’s an article that doesn’t say anything new, but pulls together everything that’s known in a way that affords clarity (in this case, aided by the perfect title). So, if you read only one thing this week, make it this one by Bill McKibben. If you don’t have time for the entire piece, take away this key point: «As of 2022, [the task of abolishing fossil fuels] is both possible and affordable. We have the technology necessary to move fast, and deploying it will save us money.» Plus this mind-blowing fact: «Roughly forty per cent of the cargo carried by ocean-going ships is coal, gas, oil, and wood pellets—a never-ending stream of vessels crammed full of stuff to burn.»‌

From Weekly Filet #387, in March 2022.

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