The Post Carbon Institute has a snazzy new video that provides "A Brief History of Fossil Fuels." It fulfills the title's promise, giving a solid overview of our energy history and current predicament in under six minutes. (If you yourself are beyond Energy 101, this would be a good one to pass along to family and friends.) It's done in that trendy style of fluid hand drawings on a white board. (What makes that so appealing? The desire to see a literal human touch on the digital screen?) The conclusion: "Our best goal is resilience: The ability to absorb shocks …
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