02 Mar '12, 4pm

Why climate change is irrelevant to clean energy

Why climate change is irrelevant to clean energy

Maggie Koerth-Baker, science editor at BoingBoing, has written a book, and the introduction is available free online now . Here’s the basic idea: In America at least, if we want to get anything done on clean energy, we have to divorce it from conversations about climate change. This is one thing that changed for me during the course of researching and writing Before the Lights Go Out, my upcoming book about the future of energy. I used to approach conversations about energy from a climate-centric perspective. […] But now I think that perspective is dead wrong. The introduction to Before the Lights Go Out lays out the reality, in polls: Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of clean energy, even though they remain bitterly divided over the impending doomtastrophe of climate change. Koerth-Baker says we can’t capitalize on the first if we keep muddying it up with the second....

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