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by Barry Saxifrage (originally published in Canada’s National Observer)
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.