As we say, energy is complicated. It’s ever-changing and often shifts dramatically directly beneath your feet. In light of recent events and the constant evolution of the discussion around energy and its impact on our environment and our civilization, the Rational Middle has seen fit to update two episodes at the center of this discussion. What’s at Stake and The Great Transition are two of our most popular episodes that focus on the larger picture surrounding energy issues. Since their original… (more)
I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets mad when I’m watching the presidential debates. The candidates’ puerile anger and teenager-style bickering can be maddening (though, admittedly, highly entertaining). But while most of my friends seem to be angry because their candidate is getting attacked or the views of an opposing candidate seem to be a personal affront, my ire comes from a different place. My disdain for these events and, heck, the entire election this year is that… (more)
The world has changed since the original Rational Middle Energy Series was launched in 2012. Some milestones have been passed (good and bad) and new obstacles have presented themselves. Catch up on where we are and what's left to do in this update episode.
One of two newly-updated episodes features new numbers and data regarding the progress of global warming and an expansion on the risks of not facing this important challenge head-on. Will we tackle these issues in the time frame necessary to prevent further impacts of climate change?