On the heels of yet another summer of near-record heat, one thing is clear: If humankind is to make meaningful progress in the fight to limit global warming, we must fundamentally alter how we create and consume energy.

Unfortunately, much of our global energy infrastructure was built under the presumption that we could continue to burn fossil fuels — natural gas to heat our homes and fire our stoves, gasoline to propel our motor vehicles and coal to create the electricity without which this newspaper could not have been published. So shifting to renewable energy also means shifting some of the systems we rely on to deliver that power.

Red the full article at the Los Angeles Times.

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