Fossil fuel burning leaps to new record, crushing clean energy and climate efforts

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Publication Info: Canada's National Observer

Date of Publication: July 31, 2019

Author(s): Barry Saxifrage

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Despite decades of promises to prevent a climate crisis, the primary cause of it — global fossil fuel burning — continues to increase rapidly. Last year’s record-breaking burn was a doozy.

That’s according to data in the latest “BP Statistical Review of World Energy.”

And renewable energy — a hoped-for climate solution — has not only failed to halt the explosive rise in fossil carbon burning, it’s falling ever-further behind.

I’ve dug into the latest BP energy report and created 10 charts that illustrate humanity’s high-octane acceleration off the climate cliff.

Read the full article here.

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