Hey guys! My name is Evan and I’m a big fan of the show! I think you guys give some great perspective and analysis.
I’m 23 and I study energy efficiency and systems analysis (HVAC, water distribution, and power generation). Obviously one of my bigger concerns when it comes to politics is how our government plans to deal with climate change and the evolving global energy demand. I enjoyed the Green New Deal episode because I see climate alarmism causing insane amounts of anxiety in my generation and friends.
I was a big fan of Andrew Yang in the Dem primary because he was openly pro nuclear. What role do you guys think government needs to play in the development of safe nuclear technology? I think yang was the only one to support funding research for it; how long before nuclear can gain more widespread attention in government? Will the government even develop technology like that responsibly? They already abandoned a leaking nuclear waste site in the Marshall Islands, should it be in the hands of the private sector?
I saw this study that showed people have no real conception of how much energy it takes to run appliances, light rooms, heat water and keep things cool. This might be a reason people are hesitant to believe we need nuclear. It also causes people to be hesitant about how much energy is actually saved from making little changes or getting efficient appliances. Is it up to engineers and scientists to always create more efficient technology, or do you think education reform will ever be considered as an option to help people become more resource conscious?
Sorry for the rant but I’d love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for the great show and I can’t wait to hear more from you guys :)
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