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Richard Rhodes The Pulitzer Prize–winning author on climate change, nuclear power and his new book, Energy: A Human History

Why is now the time to write a history of energy? We are undergoing probably the largest energy transition in human history. We are facing the need to decarbonize our entire energy supply. And no one seems quite prepared to take it seriously.

Your book recounts multiple energy transitions and calls the current move away from fossil

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