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Addicted to fossil fuels

350 Roaring Fork’s presentation of David Hughes’ film “To the Ends of the Earth” on Jan. 12 revealed another reason why the world’s addiction to fossil fuels is so dangerous. Other films like Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and “An Inconvenient Sequel” and Leonardo DiCaprio’s “After the Flood” focused on climate change.

Hughes recognizes climate change is the most important issue in the world but zeros in on another potential calamity from being so dependent on fossil fuels: the economy. The world’s current economy is entirely dependent on cheap energy provided by fossil fuels, a nonrenewable source.

We will run out. What will happen? Will we suddenly be able to convert to renewable sources? Not likely. Let’s start now.

I was encouraged by the diversity of those who turned out for the showing at the Carbondale Library. Millennials, Latinos, and western Garfield County residents joined the usual white baby boomers from the Roaring Fork Valley. This cause is definitely on the march.

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Fred Malo Jr.

Carbondale


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