Jimmy Bob loves fire balls – reducing fossil fuel use through our homes

Hey it’s Jimmy Bob here and I wanted to show you somethin that I think is really cool. Check out this fireball!! Isn’t that sweet!??!! That’s what you get when you do oil. Why would you ever want to do that pussy renewable resources? Them pussy type of energy from the sun? Why would you […]

How People Began Using Fossil Fuels

Decomposing plants and other organisms, buried beneath layers of sediment and rock, have taken millennia to become the carbon-rich deposits we now call fossil fuels. These non-renewable fuels, which include coal, oil, and natural gas, supply about 80 percent of the world’s energy. They provide electricity, heat, and transportation, while also feeding the processes that […]

Is it Wrong to Fly? – Glad You Asked S1

This is me in China in 1996, on a trip to see where my family came from.That trip was the first time that I rode in an airplane,and the first time that I got stuck in an airport.We’ve been waiting here for 9 hours now! Air travel is one of the great privileges of living […]

Idiotic Fox News Guest Says Burning Fossil Fuels IMPROVES The Environment

Fox News right now is kind of freaking out because we have the world scientific consensus telling us that we really only have a few years left to do something about catastrophic climate change and our increasing emissions and we have politicians who actually want to take the issue of climate change seriously right now. […]

What is fossil fuel divestment and why does it matter? | Keep it in the ground

There’s this campaign going on, mainly in the US at the moment, and it’s a new way into the whole climate debate that is a bit different from, you know, change your lightbulbs. Divestment is a very simple idea. You just take your money away from companies that are involved in extracting fossil fuels. You […]

Inside Germany’s Most Harmful Energy Source: Brown Coal Blues

Will we run out of fossil fuels?

Will we run out of fossil fuels? Or more precisely, will a gradual scarcity of fossil fuels drive up their price so that alternatives out-compete them? Much of our modern thinking about this is driven by a very famous 1956 lecture by a petroleum geologist called M. King Hubbert. He used a bell shaped curve […]

How humans disrupted a cycle essential to all life

The earth has an elegant cycle of life. It’s the story of carbon. And over billions of years, it has evolved to look something like this. And it starts with a plant. Plants and microorganisms absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Then they use energy from the sun to convert that carbon into oxygen… And […]

Why we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground | Keep it in the ground

We know that if we want to avoid catastrophic global warming we need to reduce emissions but it can be quite hard to get your head around how to do that. There’s this really simple idea. This stuff has to be kept in the ground, it cannot be dug up because there’s only one reason […]

What if we Burn all the Fossil Fuels? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. What If we Burn all the Fossil Fuels? Then, I will eat all the burgers in the world. Oh AumSum. Fossil fuel is a natural fuel such as coal, oil or natural gas. Which has formed over millions of years from the anaerobic decomposition of dead organisms. Now, if we were to […]