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Further Reading:
• https://www.carbonbrief.org/the-iea-weighs-in-on-stranded-assets-not-just-a-green-conspiracy


If you invest in fossil fuels I feel bad for you son
I got ninety nine problems but that ain’t one

Now take a second to contemplate it
A fossil fuel company that's publicly traded
What’s a firm in the business of fossil fuel really worth?
The book value is based on their “proven reserves”
Not the fuel they sell to us and we burn right now
It’s the coal, gas and oil that’s still underground
Technically it’s worthless until it oxidizes 
But as soon as they find it, it goes in their stock prices
The top few hundred companies diggin’ and drillin’
Are collectively "worth" more than seven trillion
But don't forget the IPCC
We got a carbon budget to limit the heat increase
And the percentage of the budget covered in proven reserves
Determines how much we can burn and what to keep in the earth
And we got five times as much underground
As we're allowed to burn while keepin' the temperature down
Which means fossil fuel’s lookin' like a bad bet
And eighty percent of it is a “stranded asset”
Like a warehouse full of Kodak film when digital
Crashed the market, causing a total loss of principle
What a lack of principles, what’s on their books
Can’t be cashed in unless the whole planet cooks
Imagine if we factored in every cost 
That would set off a clean energy renaissance

Elon Musk:
What’s really needed to transition the world to sustainable energy? Is this actually possible? Is it something that is within the ability of humanity to actually do, or is it some insurmountable, super-difficult, impossible thing? It's not. This is actually within the power of humanity to do.


from The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos, released September 30, 2016
Written by D. Brinkman and T. Caruana
Produced and Mixed by Tom Caruana
Keys by Simon Kendall


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Science rapper and inventor of several novel hip-hop variants. Canadian transplant to New York. Pathological optimist.

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