We Need a Manhattan Project to Solve Global Warming
According to Robert Samuelson:
Consider a 2006 study from the International Energy Agency. With present policies, it projected that carbon-dioxide emissions (a main greenhouse gas) would more than double by 2050; developing countries would account for almost 70 percent of the increase. The IEA then simulated an aggressive, global program to cut emissions based on the best available technologies: more solar, wind and biomass; more-efficient cars, appliances and buildings; more nuclear. Under this admitted fantasy, global emissions in 2050 would still slightly exceed 2003 levels.It sounds like we'll need another Manhattan Project to make fossil fuels obsolete. Wait a moment … We had a Manhattan Project that could make fossil fuels obsolete. It was called the Manhattan Project.