Weisman: No future in gas

An archaeological dig in Uruk, Iraq, the Sumerian city where writing was invented. The once-great city is now a ruin. Photo by Alan Weisman.

In an op-ed for Salon, Homelands’ Alan Weisman says the US must not be tempted to pump more gas to compensate for supply disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine. The author of the bestselling The World Without Us writes that a recent visit to a polluted, overheated, and dysfunctional Iraq provided yet more evidence of the existential threat posed by fossil fuels.

“We’ve blown so many previous chances” to break our addiction to petroleum, he writes. “We will never have this chance again.”

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