Since the Industrial Revolution, the world has been hooked on fossil fuels.
This fatal addiction has us living on borrowed time, facing ecological and economic ruin by 2050. At present we remain dangerously over-reliant on fossil-fuel power.
However, it’s not too late – if we take steps in the right direction we can beat our addiction.
To safeguard the future, we must spark an energy revolution.
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