What It Would Really Take to Reverse Climate Change
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 13:37:59 EST
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A must read article from the IEEE Spectrum site (same conclusion I reached when I started this site almost 14 years ago/Vlad): Today’s renewable energy technologies won’t save us. So what will? / By Ross Koningstein & David Fork

"...We’re glad that Google tried something ambitious with the RE-C initiative, and we’re proud to have been part of the project. But with 20/20 hindsight, we see that it didn’t go far enough, and that truly disruptive technologies are what our planet needs. To reverse climate change, our society requires something beyond today’s renewable energy technologies. Fortunately, new discoveries are changing the way we think about physics, nanotechnology, and biology all the time. While humanity is currently on a trajectory to severe climate change, this disaster can be averted if researchers aim for goals that seem nearly impossible..."

Google cofounder Larry Page is fond of saying that if you choose a harder problem to tackle, you’ll have less competition. This business philosophy has clearly worked out well for the company and led to some remarkably successful “moon shot” projects: a translation engine that knows 80 languages, self-driving cars, and the wearable computer system Google Glass, to name just a few...

Please read the whole article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/what-it-would-really-take-to-reverse-climate-change






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