Thursday, 25 November 2010

Fossil Fuels & Economic Growth

Fossil fuels have powered the engine of economic growth and prosperity since the Industrial Revolution. What the economists and scientists need to do is to find ways of breaking this link, or at least maintain prosperity without burning ever bigger quantities of coal, oil and gas.
The growth of China (up by 8% on the previous year 2008) and India (up by 6.2%) is powered by their use of the dirtiest fossil fuel of all..COAL!