The Aspen Times reports:
Ted Turner’s comments came Friday during the 10th annual ARE Day summit, which is running this weekend in Aspen with more than 90 speakers who all have a common goal of reducing global warming and expanding the use of sustainable energy…
Turner is also the largest private landowner in the United States, with more than 2 million acres.
Brown is the founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute and a prolific author, having written or co-authored more than 50 books. The Washington Post described Brown as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers.”
The discussion started with concerns about lack of water availabile for food development, as well as overgrazing being one of the main reasons for a global loss of topsoil.
Turner then pointed out that it’s time for the world to catch up with new technologies for sustainable energy.
“It’s time to say goodbye to fossil fuels,” Turner said. “Thank God it is, because it’s going to poison us if we don’t phase it out. It’s the right thing to do, it’s economical to do, and it’s going to be more efficient. We need to get on it right away”…