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A Dangerous Energy Climate

The world’s exploding energy demand–coupled with the growing risk of catastrophic rises in sea levels and climate change driven by greenhouse gases–create a singular challenge that demands urgent policy action, energy experts said at an MIT conference yesterday.

“If we don’t throw everything we have at energy efficiency right now, and start to do things we know how to do right now [in fossil-fuel alternatives], we don’t have a chance” of halting drastic planetary changes, said Nathan Lewis, a chemist at Caltech whose research interests include new solar-power materials. Lewis spoke yesterday as part of a panel on energy at the Emerging Technologies Conference.
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