The organization lambasted Moniz for his preference for fossil fuels as an energy source and for being a fracking “cheerleader.”
But when it comes to energy, divestment from coal or fossil fuels is much more symbolic—and not very meaningful.
The Pentagon is the biggest user of fossil fuels in the world.
Divestment may an appealing short-term action for people concerned with the effects of coal and fossil fuels on the environment.
Referring to fossil fuels, he added: “instead of subsidizing yesterday's energy, let's invest in tomorrow's.”
We can no longer burn all the fossil fuels we can get our hands on and expect to get away with it.
For instance, there is no C-14 in CO2 molecules that come from fossil fuels.
“Cutting back on fossil fuels will require remaking our world economy,” he said.
Thirty years is all the time we have to dramatically change our consumption of fossil fuels—or face catastrophe.
Next to the fossil fuels, the most important products of the rocks in North America are the iron ores.
|fossil fuel |
A hydrocarbon deposit, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas, derived from the accumulated remains of ancient plants and animals and used as fuel. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated by burning fossil fuels are considered to be one of the principal causes of global warming.
Coal, petroleum, and natural gas.
Note: All of these fuels were formed from the remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago.
Note: All fossil fuels produce carbon dioxide when burned. (See greenhouse effect.)
Note: Burning fossil fuels is a main cause of air pollution.