How Innovation Can Save Us From Environmental Catastrophe

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A Thai woman talks on her cell phone while wading through the flood waters in Bangkok on November 7, 2011. The Thai capital is slowly sinking, and floods could get worse from climate change.
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On Monday, another grim piece of news emerged about the health of our planet. A massive ice sheet in West Antarctica has begun to collapse, perhaps leading to what could be a rise in global sea level of at least 10 feet.

But when it comes to climate change, not everyone believes that we're doomed, and one of those hopeful few is Robert Bryce, author of “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong.”

According to Bryce, innovations surrounding the seemingly old technologies of natural gas, nuclear power and coal are they keys to future global prosperity, and eventually a cleaner environment for everybody.