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 CO2series.