The industrial revolution made the world wealthy through a simple idea: to replace the physical labour of humans and animals with energy from fossil fuels. Two-and-a-half centuries after the revolution started, however, it is in trouble. The oil that powers much of the world’s economy is running out, and the greenhouse gases given off by the fuels are harming the planet.
Thawing ground sends carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.
Award-winning energy scientist says we need to change tack.
With environmental changes locked in for several decades, are we too late to save the Arctic?