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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Fossil Fuel Galore

"A quarter century ago, scientists warned that if we kept burning fossil fuel at current rates we’d melt the Arctic. The fossil fuel industry (and most everyone else in power) ignored those warnings, and what do you know: The Arctic is melting, to the extent that people now are planning to race yachts through the Northwest Passage, which until very recently required an icebreaker to navigate." New York Times, May 12, 2015. Midway-Sunset is currently the largest oil field in California. Aerial Image.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Jassen Todorov
Awards
Photo of the Day: 11.26.15
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