How Will We Power the Future? _ on Ecoshock

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ECOSHOCK —How Will We Power the Future?

High prices? Wrecked climate? or no energy at all? — In-depth interview with Nobel Laureate Robert B. Laughlin on his book “Powering the Future: How We Will Eventually Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow.” Then Dr. Rose M. Cory’s new science on a positive feedback loop discovered in the melting Arctic. Song “No Such Thing As Waste” by Australian band.

Worried about prices at the pump? Or is it still way too cheap to save a livable climate? Even big fossil fuel executives wonder if we’ll find enough energy, or retain an economy to pay for it.

Later in this program, we talk with Dr. Rose Cory, lead author of a newly published paper. She found another surprise agent whipping up the production of greenhouse gases in the far North. It’s yet another positive feedback loop in the rapidly changing Arctic.

That is a recipe for climate disaster unseen for millions of years. We are already half way there.

The show includes a new song, from an upcoming tour of North America and Britain, by a hot new Australian band.

But first, an in-depth conversation with a surprising mind, about your energy future. I phoned up to argue with physicist and Nobel Laureate Robert B. Laughlin of Stanford University. That’s a mistake, because he’s the expert, and anyway, Robert wants to argue. Learn a lot.

All interviews by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock. Song “No Such Thing As Waste” by Formidable Vegetable Sound System.

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