The Carbon Climax: End of HydroCarbon Legacy A Decade of Metamorphosis and Rapid Change

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While unbridled use of fossil fuels has triggered climate change, the impending peak oil will make it frighteningly difficult for the world to adapt to variations in weather and other extreme events. The monologue that follows, traces the dependence of human civilization – as it stands today – on oil. It is this addiction to oil that is responsible for the massive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, leading to a rise in temperature and pushing the climate out of its dynamic equilibrium. The unprecedented variations in weather pose one of the biggest challenges for development. This is particularly true for the resource-poor who depend on fragile ecosystems for their livelihood.

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