I always find Steven Pinker’s books to be a great read, witty and thought-provoking. His latest book, Enlightenment Now, is no exception. It includes what I believe is his first public writing on the subject of energy and climate change. In these 20 pages he tries to cover a lot of ground, advocating for a carbon tax and expanded nuclear power, while explaining that we have made progress in dematerializing our culture and decarbonizing our industry. Along the way he finds s
Which US president has done the most to advance the cause of climate change? I can't say, but I have an opinion about which president sets the best example in his own life. Here's a clue. More to come.