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Adam Dorr

Adam Dorr is an environmental social scientist and technology theorist whose current research with RethinkX is focused on the disruption of the global energy sector by new energy generation and storage technologies, and its intersection with similar disruptions set to unfold across the economy. He completed his MS at the University of Michigan's School for the Environment and Sustainability and his PhD at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, where he studied the environmental politics, policy, and planning around disruptive technologies. He has a decade of teaching, lecturing, and presenting experience.

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How to Achieve Rapid, Cheap Energy Decarbonization Using the RethinkX Clean Energy U-Curve

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Dec 2, 2021

We are witnessing the start of the most profound disruption of the energy sector in over a century. Like others throughout history, this disruption is the result of a convergence of several key technologies – namely, solar photovoltaics, onshore wind power, and lithium-ion batteries (SWB). A 100% SWB energy system …

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Restoring Our Faith in Progress: Part 2 – How Science Justifies Optimism

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Nov 22, 2021

This is part 2 of a series. See part 1 on ‘How Prosperity Solves Problems’ Understandable despair    The trouble with climate change – as I explained in Part 1 of this series – is that the incumbent authorities to which the public looks for guidance, including most especially the scientific …

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Restoring Our Faith in Human Progress: Part 1 – How Prosperity Solves Problems

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Nov 5, 2021

OK, Doomer…  Doom and gloom are everywhere, and not just because of what the COVID-19 pandemic has done to societies and economies across the globe over the last 18 months. A deeper contagion of pessimism has been spreading as well. The belief that we are doomed by climate change, and …

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We Already Have the Tools We Need to Solve Climate Change

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Oct 26, 2021

Despite all of the doom and gloom that surrounds climate change today, there has never been greater cause for optimism about the future of the environment. The reason why is that we already have the tools we need to meet this formidable challenge. But some tools are better than others, …

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