John Baez


February 13, 2012

Energy, the Environment, and What We Can Do

Our heavy reliance on fossil fuels is causing two serious problems: global warming, and the decline of cheaply available oil reserves. Unfortunately the second problem will not cancel out the first. Each one individually seems extremely hard to solve, and taken together they demand a major worldwide effort starting now. After a quick overview of these problems, we turn to solutions.

To see the slides of this talk, click here. To see the source of any piece of information in these slides, just click on it!

Thanks to help from Trevor Blackwell and his company Anybots, I gave this talk in the form of a robot. I looked like this:

If you're interested in science, energy and the environment, visit the Azimuth Blog. Also check out the Azimuth Project, which is a collaboration to create a focal point for scientists and engineers interested in saving the planet. We've got some interesting projects going.

© 2012 John Baez