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The Great Burning

April 16, 2015

Part two of a four-part video series. Released in conjunction with Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels.

 
What will we do when the Great Burning comes to an end?

In this short video, Richard Heinberg explores why The Great Burning — the combustion of oil, coal, and natural gas — must come to an end during the next few decades. If the twentieth century was all about increasing our burn rate year after blazing year, the dominant trend of twenty-first century will be a gradual flame-out.

This video is the fourth in a four-part series by Richard Heinberg and Post Carbon Institute. The themes covered in these videos are much more thoroughly explored in Heinberg’s latest book, Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. (View the entire series here.)
 
Special thanks to New Society Publishers for partnering with us on this fantastic series and to Shutterstock.com for granting image rights.

 


 

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