Dissenting opinions notwithstanding, a return from fossil fuels to solar energy is inevitable. The only open question is whether this happens in time to avert the impending environmental, economic and political disasters of fossil-fuel consumption, and for new economics to bring new ecological stability. The first half of the 21st century will decide the fate of human civilization. Assuming each generation of responsible economic agents spans around 30 years, it will be the next two generations who will have to make this process of eco-industrialization happen. The dangers are too great to risk further procrastination. It is high time the world drew back from the precipice to which fossil fuels have brought it. ...

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