GOLDSTEIN: Fossil fuel energy helps us fight COVID-19

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Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

For anyone who has ever advocated ending “the age of oil” — and for that matter ending the age of fossil fuels — you should be happy now. You’re getting exactly what you wanted. Because COVID-19 is giving us a bird’s-eye view of what the world would be like without them. Industrial greenhouse gas emissions are plummeting as industries, fuelled by fossil fuels, are shutting down and laying off workers — a prelude to a looming recession. The airline and tourism industries — major contributors to global emissions — are being eviscerated.