Featuring Steven E. Koonin, PhD, author of Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters; former Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy, under the Obama administration and Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and professor of environmental science and engineering at Harvard University; director of the Harvard's Center for the Environment; former member President Obama's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology.
The debate is presented in partnership with the Steamboat Institute Campus Liberty Tour and will be moderated by Sarah Westwood, investigative reporter at the Washington Examiner.
ACROSS THE GLOBE, POWER = POWER But can we plug in every person on the planet without killing the planet? Can we save the planet without destroying societies? Energy enables humans to live more prosperous lives. Balancing energy reliability, stability, affordability, and responsibility has meant the doubling of life expectancy and has been a significant factor in lifting entire nations out of poverty.
The Western world faces increased pressure to transition energy policy away from fossil fuels in favor of wind and solar. With energy prices skyrocketing, the energy grid becoming more unstable, and devastating hurricanes ravaging our coasts, the debate over climate change and energy policy has never been more relevant, or more contentious.
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