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Chapter 4: Fossil Fuels, a Burning Problem

Chapter 4: Fossil Fuels, a Burning Problem

Did you know that the use of fossil fuels dates back long before the industrial revolution? 6,000 years ago, the Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylonians learned to recover oil at the banks of the Euphrates. Since then, the burning of fossil fuels has multiplied the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. In just the last 100 years, this amount has grown more than 40%.

Learn more about the history of fossil fuels in the fourth episode of Eni's Story of CO2 series.

Saturday will mark the beginning of an historic turning point for European politics as 1,001 voting members of Germany's Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, hold an online conference to elect a new leader.

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Joe Biden wants to move into the White House, but the coast isn't clear. He may need some bleach.

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If former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could give incoming Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas advice, what would it be? "Well, first I would say, 'Ali, I'm glad it's you, not me.'" His conversation with Ian Bremmer was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

Listen: For the first time in twenty years extreme poverty around the world is growing. How does the developing world recover from a pandemic that has brought even the richest nations to their knees? David Malpass, the President of the World Bank, is tasked with answering that question. He joins Ian Bremmer on the podcast to talk about how his organization is trying to keep the developing world from slipping further into poverty in the wake of a once-in-a-century pandemic.

The GZERO World Podcast with Ian Bremmer. Listen now.


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