Sunday, November 29, 2015

Atmospheric Scientist Ken Caldeira Argues That the Paris Climate Talks Won’t Go Far Enough | MIT Technology Review

By Ken Caldeira MIT Technology Review


any years ago, I protested at the gates of a nuclear power plant. For a long time, I believed it would be easy to get energy from biomass, wind, and solar. Small is beautiful. Distributed power, not centralized.

I wish I could still believe that.

My thinking changed when I worked with Marty Hoffert of New York University on research that was first published in Nature in 1998. It was the first peer-reviewed study that examined the amount of near-zero-emission energy we would need in order to solve the climate problem Detail

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