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THE ULTIMATE ROLLER COASTER RIDE: A Brief History of Fossil Fuels

Perhaps taking inspiration from RSA Animate and Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff series, both of which tackle complex topics through hand drawn animated shorts, the Post Carbon Institute has released a video of their own:

Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we’re reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we’re in for an exciting ride. While there’s a real risk that we’ll fall off a cliff, there’s still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future.

Can we kick it? Yes, we can!