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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Carlita Crocodile at Brookfield Zoo

Breaking up is hard to do

Do you ever daydream what it would be like to date your secret crush? Well today, I’m fantasizing about ending our relationship with fossil fuels once and for all. It would go something like this…

Dear Fossil Fuels,

I won’t beat around the bush, I’ll just get to the point – we need to break up. It’s time to go our separate ways.  What we have together is no longer healthy or productive.

I won’t pretend what we had wasn’t great – it was! You’ve helped me grow in so many ways – the Industrial Revolution, the Digital Age – I could have never done those things without you. But, I need to keep moving forward and I feel like you’re not ready to move with me because you are literally stuck in the ground.

I want to thank you for all you have given me. Because of you I was able to light up the night, power science and discovery, drive and fly across land and ocean.  But I have given you a lot, too. I’ve given you reincarnation from fossil to fuel. I’ve given you the spotlight as the hero for over 150 years. We did great things together and I am thankful for that. But the past alone can’t carry us through an uncertain future.

As time goes on, I’m beginning to become more and more concerned about my well-being. I’m realizing that you have some habits that are not just healthy for me. The exhaust, CO2, oil spills, and the fracking…those were seemingly harmless side effects of a carefree youth. But it’s time to start taking better care of myself, so I need cut out those toxic behaviors.

Fossil Fuels, you will always hold a special place in my heart and I will never forget what we had together.

But the fact is, it’s not me, it’s you.  I hope you understand.

Love always,

Posted: 8/23/2017 10:16:28 AM by Steve Pine

Carlita the Croc

I'm Carlita the Croc, here to deliver my candid views on various topics, articles, news, and stories in conservation. For the latest news follow me on Twitter, for striking photos follow me on Instagram.


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