The Real Problem: Powering the Planet


    Here is one of the most compelling explanations I have ever seen of the real crisis, the existential crisis, humanity is facing today: how to provide the power we are going to need in just 30 years if we want to  continue living in a civilized world (all of us). “The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of stone,” says the speaker— but how about the age of energy, energy to power our machines? This presents climate change from a very different perspective. Even before 2050, when world population will be pushing 10-11 billion, where is the energy going to come from to produce the food, the goods, the services that many people will need?