The industrial revolution|and the third fire

CO2 is generated in the production of almost all things that can be had on the market. Even by industrialized farming CO2 is generated, although farming should really tie up CO2.

Until far into the 19th century people burned wood above all. But soon the reserves were exhausted. Since their own forests were not sufficient, they dug up the forests of the past. So mankind lighted a new fire. This fire drove the industrial revolution and drives it on through today. And with the burning the stored CO2 is again set free in the atmosphere.

Chapter 12