Green tech: Climate change is generating a technological revolution
- June 1, 2022: Vol. 34, Number 6

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Green tech: Climate change is generating a technological revolution

by Jeffrey Kanne and Darob Malek-Madani

The future, as advertised in the face of climate change, looks bleak. The world expects, and is already experiencing, more droughts and floods, deadlier fires, bigger storms, more disease, and rising sea levels. Experts tell us as climate disasters grow, it will be difficult to maintain existing infrastructure, whether for subways in New York City, drinking water in Las Vegas, or floodwalls in Miami. Learning to live in a warming world will be difficult and will likely mean the forced restructuring of fundamental aspects of the world economy, including nearly 85 percent of all energy generation, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration independent statistics and analysis, and rebuilding infrastructure to withstand the environment of the future. This future can feel a bit daunting. But, as Albert Einstein is credited with saying, “in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity,” and we see opportunity.

Although the crisis of climate change worsens, decades of valu

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