Dr Mark Diesendorf is Honorary Associate Professor in Environment and Society at UNSW Sydney and senior editor for energy at the international journal Global Sustainability.
Dr Mark Diesendorf is Honorary Associate Professor in Environment and Society at UNSW Sydney and ...see more
Saving humanity: here’s a radical approach to building a sustainable and just society
We must reduce global energy consumption to reach net zero emissions by 2050
Many climate activists, scientists, engineers and politicians are trying to reassure us the climate crisis can be solved rapidly without any changes to lifestyle, society or the economy. To make the vast scale of change palatable, advocates suggest that all we have to do is switch fossil fuels for renewable power, electric vehicles and energy efficiency technologies, add seaweed to livestock feed to cut methane and embrace green hydrogen for heavy industries such as steel-making.