Katharine Hayhoe, Professor, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University (via weblink)
The fossil fuels that powered the Industrial Revolution, and the technological and medical advances that resulted, significantly improved the duration and quality of our lives. Today, our energy systems are already well into a second transformation nearly as fundamental as that between the pre-Industrial era and today, from fossil fuels to clean energy: solar, wind, geothermal, tidal and even innovative new nuclear and storage. Until now, this transition has been driven primarily by advances that have made the technology increasingly accessible and affordable around the world. Now, however, that transition is being accelerated by the increasing risks that human-caused climate change poses to people, infrastructure, food, water, and more right here in Canada and across the world. Join Katharine Hayhoe as she discusses the past, our present, and the future of energy supply in a changing climate.