We found 2 episodes of ex.haust with the tag “coal”.
Episode 66: Guns, Coal, and Power: Three Takes on Human Development and the Illusion of Progress
November 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
america, britain, coal, engels, history, japan, meiji, navy, progress, steven pinker, thermoeconomics, wolfgang streeck, wwii
Canada Mike and Emmet take a look at three pieces to consider different lenses for human development. The first is an essay on Engels by Wolfgang Streeck, the second is a lecture on thermoeconomics by John Constable, and the third is an overview of arguments for human evolution by Michael E. Mann. Emmet and Mike touch on the Meiji restoration, why we should read old thinkers, British coal, why Steven Pinker sucks, what kind of revolution was the Industrial Revolution, civilizational skillsets, and more!
Episode 28: What Happened In Texas?: Grading Without a Curve ft. Mark Nelson
March 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
climate change, coal, electrical grid, energy markets, energy twitter, free markets, gas, nuclear power, oil, renewables, rick perry, solar power, texas, the grid, wind power
Emmet talks with energy analyst Mark Nelson about how the Texas grid almost completely collapsed and what that means for our future.