Fossil Fuel Economy

A process whereby carbon that is sequestered within the planet for millions of years is extracted and then pumped into the atmosphere and oceans as a waste product (which radically changes the chemistry of the atmosphere and oceans and reduces their ability to support life).

Approximately 36 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide are dumped into the atmosphere as a waste product every year.

Here is a brief history of fossil fuels and carbon waste.