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Can Civilization Be Powered By Wind?

by Adam Frank
Sep 17, 2012

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Is there enough wind energy to power the whole of human civilization? According to Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution there is if you can get your turbines aloft (think kites with propellers).

Here is a great video of Caldeira explaining the research.

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