Jeremy Rifkin On Climate Change and Alternative Energy

by Antonio Pasolini on July 19, 2011

Jeremy Rifkin, the founder and president of the Foundation On Economic Trends, talks about the impact that climate change will have on human civilization and what can still be done if we want our species to continue existing. At roughly 15 minutes into his talk, he talks about alternative energy, or, as he calls it, distributed energy. After that, he talks about the impact of livestock on climate change and expresses dismay at how absent is from the discourses of our political leaders. Interestingly, he calls alternative energy as ‘sunrise energy’ and fossil fuel as ‘sunset energy’, which I think are perfect metaphors.

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