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Illustration: Elena Scotti. Photos: Getty Images

What Would Happen if We Burned All the Fossil Fuels?

Picture bogs swarming with plant-life, oceans teeming with life, dinosaurs roaming the Earth. Picture those plants and animals dying, and over the course of 300 million years, becoming coal, oil, and gas through a complex series of processes beneath the soil. Fast forward to the present and now see the…