The War In Ukraine Exposes The World's Utter Reliance On Fossil Fuels

Posted on AllSides March 13th, 2022
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has rocked global energy markets, sending oil and gas prices surging — and exposing the pitfalls of the world’s utter reliance on fossil fuels.

Scientists have spent decades warning about how continued fossil fuel use is driving the worsening climate crisis, most recently in a sweeping Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report published last week. But now the nascent war shows how fossil fuels, and their volatile global markets, can be a national security risk, too. It’s just uncertain what happens next.

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