“To the historian studying this tragic period of human history, the most astounding fact is that the victims knew precisely what was happening and why. Indeed, they chronicled it in detail precisely because they knew that fossil-fuel combustion was to blame. Historical analysis also shows that Western civilization had the technological know-how and capability to effect an orderly transition to renewable energy, yet the available technologies were not implemented in time.”
– From Amory Lovins, Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era
Alan Burns died on the night of Saturday, November 10 in Slovenia. Alan had been participating in the climate walk to Katowice, Poland ahead of the COP-24 talks. The weekly newsdesk page is being maintained. A memorial service was held at Charlotte Friends Meeting on December 7.
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