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Fossil Fuels: How Did We Get Here?

History is an excellent teacher. Please join us for what is sure to be a stimulating conversation with local historian, James Kences, who has been asking: How and when did our dependence on fossil fuels begin? How is it that petroleum, coal, and natural gas are such major features in our lives? Mr. Kences will talk about his research on the long history of hydrocarbons and how fossil fuels became an engine of our civilization. Everyone is welcome to the discussion of “The Great Turning from the Hydrocarbon Age: Progress Vs. the Devil’s Bargain.” The event will be in the Library’s Community Room and is sponsored by York Ready for 100%. Everyone is welcome; refreshments will be available.

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