Mark Jacobson is in charge of the Atmosphere/Energy program at Stanford and is helping train a new generation of engineers* to change the world.
Jacobson’s research shows that there’s enough wind energy to power the entire world about 7 times over and enough solar to power the earth 30 times over.
The offshore east coast of the US also has a huge untapped resource for wind power.
Pollution caused by dirty fuels is another part of the issue – according to Jacobson, 50,000-100,000 people die prematurely every year here in the US from air pollution.
Globally that equates to 2.5-4 million people every year.
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