13.7: Cosmos And Culture
10:28 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Can Civilization Be Powered By Wind?

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:34 am

Is there enough wind energy to power the whole of human civilization? According to Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution there is if you can get your turbines aloft (think kites with propellers).

Here is a great video of Caldeira explaining the research.

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