Buying Time: Environmental Collapse and the Future of Energy
Kaz MakabeE-book: $24.99
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A lucid, thoughtful analysis of the future of energy systems.
This excellent book offers relevant and significant information. . . . Highly recommended.
Nuclear energy, with its relatively small footprint, has demonstrated its prowess as a source of power far cleaner and safer than all other forms of energy. I highly recommend Makabe’s clear, strong presentation of the choices that lie ahead in regard to energy resources for the growing world population.
--Gwyneth Cravens, author of Power to Save the World
In the footsteps of Joseph Tainter and Jared Diamond, Kaz Makabe paints an unsettling picture of our energy future-and the future of our technological society. With powerful anecdotes and offhand erudition, Makabe ranges from Elizabethan England to the Fukushima disaster to show that two centuries of exponential growth powered by fossil fuels have brought us to the brink of an energy cliff-and that renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar power will not be enough to rescue us. The solution, he argues, lies with advanced forms of nuclear power, including reactors powered by the alternative nuclear fuel thorium. The question is whether humanity can muster the will and the adaptive power to buy us enough time to avert climate catastrophe.
--Richard Martin, author of Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet
KAZ MAKABE was born in Japan. He moved to New York at the age of six. He attended Columbia University, and has worked at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. He lives in Tokyo and travels frequently.