New Research Shows Fossil Fuels Are Not As Essential As The Industry Would Like You to Believe

by | Apr 7, 2020

Dr. Julia Steinberger, professor of social ecology and ecological economics at the University of Leeds, has published some really interesting research recently debunking some classic fossil fuel narratives around the industry’s importance to society and human wellbeing. Here we dig into her latest study, which found that while fossil fuel use has certainly grown GDP, it has had no effect on life expectancy … in other words the industry’s “benefit” has accrued to relatively few humans.

Study: “Your Money or Your Life?” Environmental Research Letters

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