The reclusive, highly intellectual Vaclav Smil is renowned in scientific, business and philanthropic communities for his clear-eyed assessment of the world’s energy usage over time. getAbstract recommends this Science magazine article to readers who prefer raw, unadulterated facts about how burning fossil fuels is affecting the environment, the pitfalls humanity faces in turning to renewable fuels and what people can do as individuals to save the biosphere.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why writer Vaclav Smil is renowned for his realistic views about energy use and conservation,
- Why Smil thinks humanity is headed for a troublesome transition to clean energy, and
- What Smil believes individuals can do to save Earth’s biosphere.
About the Author
Paul Voosen is a geoscience writer for Science magazine.