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The Ultimate Roller Coaster Ride: A Brief History of Fossil Fuels

11/08/2010 05:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant energy, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real risk of falling off a cliff, there's still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future.

And now, for your viewing and sharing pleasure we bring you 300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELED GROWTH IN 5 MINUTES: