Sunday, December 20, 2009
As humankind prepares to polish off the last fossil fuels and fresh water over the coming decades, FRONTLINE examines in detail the magnitude of our consumption. Looking at the actual uses of fossil-fueled power enables us to make some vital choices. While individuals can unplug unnecessary power hogs like television, municipalities can up the ante with renewable generation. As for the ever intractable industrial sector, they at least won't make what we won't buy.