Short-Circuiting the Future

    Will our fossil-fueled economy make humans go the way of the dinosaurs?

    There are plenty of reasons to think so. Coal, oil, and gas continue to account for 87 percent of global energy consumption despite scientific consensus that drastic change is essential for avoiding a climate catastrophe.

    So, we’d better heed one of Barack Obama’s most memorable declarations in his State of the Union address:

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