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Simon Pirani, author of Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption (2018), gave a seminar on the book’s themes at Manchester’s Tyndall Centre in 2018.

Titled ‘How Did it Come To This?’, Pirani’s lecture focuses on unsustainable global fossil fuel use in a historical perspective, and questions the likelihood of a major shift away from dependence on fossil fuels in the near future.

The video was recorded by the Tyndall Centre.

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