The future of energy and climate

author: Jack Steinberger, Department of Physics, CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
published: April 17, 2010,   recorded: August 2009,   views: 3856
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA)

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The talk will review some of the basic facts about the history and present status of the use of energy and its climatic consequences. It is clear that the world will have to change its way of energy production, the sooner the better. Because of the difficulty of storing electric energy, by far the best energy source for the future is thermal solar from the deserts, with overnight thermal storage. I will give some description of the present status of the technologies involved and end up with a pilot project for Europe and North Africa.

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Comment1 David Simon, October 26, 2016 at 2:07 p.m.:

Very grateful to jack Steinburger for his collation of different information showing the sentence facing mankind. Well worth your time to review.

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