Over the last few months we put out a 'mini series' of episodes about climate change on energy. I thought I should share them here, along with small summaries, in case people are interested.
I loved this conversation. We talked about science communication in the age of social media influencers, 'de-growth' environmentalism, and why nuclear power is (tragically) underrated.
Armond Cohen is the executive director of the Clean Air Task Force. CATF has been rated as the most cost-effective climate change charity, including by organisations such as Founder's Pledge, SoGive, and Giving Green.
In this episode we talked about the history of (effective) climate advocacy in the U.S., the importance of being a "fox" rather than a "hedgehog" on solving practical problems, the gaps in Africa and Asia for NGOs focused on climate technologies and policy, and reasons to be optimistic about green tech.
In this episode we talked about the idea of "sensitive intervention points", why "experience curves" explain how solar PV keeps getting cheaper faster than naive forecasts predict, industrial policy versus carbon pricing, and what big climate models don't predict.
I hope you find these episodes valuable if you do end up listening to them!
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