HOW FOSSIL FUELS SAVED HUMANITY - AND NATURE
Posted 1 January 2013
"Then mankind began to develop technologies to augment or
displace living nature’s uncertain bounty. Gradually food supplies
and nutrition improved and population, living standards, and human
well-being advanced haltingly. The Industrial Revolution
accelerated these trends. Mankind broke its Malthusian bonds.
Growth became the norm. Population exploded, along with living
standards and well-being. Technologies dependent on cheap fossil fuels enabled these
improving trends." Indur Goklany puts the benefits of fossil fuels into perspective in a detailed review.
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 January 2013 )