Co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute Michael Shellenberger discusses the cultural relevance of the Anthropocene and why it’s a term that so many people have adopted. He also addresses the complex topic of climate change, how he deals with climate uncertainty, and spends some time reflecting on whether or not climate change scares him.
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Michael Shellenberger is President of Breakthrough Institute, a leading global think tank on energy, economic innovation, and conservation. His 2007 book Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, co-authored with Ted Nordhaus, was called “prescient” by Time and “the most important thing to happen to environmentalism since Silent Spring” by Wired.
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