Man, I Just Wanna Learn Climate

Your fav PhD program on climate science

Man, I Just Wanna Learn Climate

A compilation of all the things I'm using to learn about climate

Podcasts:

  • My Climate Journey by Jason Jacobs
  • The Interchange by Greentech Media
  • The Energy Gang by Greentech Media
  • Cleaning Up by Michael Liebrich

Slack groups / communities:

  • My Climate Journey by Jason Jacobs
  • New Energy Network (run by New Energy Nexus)
  • Depending on specific niches you're interested in you can find online communities for each - e.g. AirMiners Slack Group and OpenAir Discord Server for people who are particularly interested in carbon removal and direct air capture

Reading:

  • How to avoid a climate disaster, Bill Gates
  • Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reduce global warming by Paul Hawken and the Project Drawdown team
  • Vaclav Smil is a great author for general overviews of energy transitions, although his work can be quite dense and tough to get through. Gates is a big proponent; I myself haven't been able to go through too much of his stuff but it's a goal of mine.
  • Dan Yergin is great for geopolitics and history of energy and oil more broadly. His book called "The Quest" is considered a masterpiece of energy history; he also recently released a book called "The Map" that looks interesting.
  • Russell Gold is a great author on American energy issues. He has a great book called Superpower - one man's quest to transform american energy on the need to build out transmission and the associated challenges of doing so, and another book called "The Boom" on fracking and the shale revolution.

Random stuff:

  • Climate Change + AI Wiki
  • Carbon180 has a stellar website and several great primers / research papers on all things relating to carbon removal and the carbon economy. They also have a slightly dense but incredibly informative primar on all things CDR (go to cdrprimer.org).
  • Charles Weiss and William Bonvillian wrote two great books called "Technological Innovation in Legacy. Sectors" and "How to Structure an Energy Technology Revolution" respectively. They address the DARPA/ARPA-E question of how government can best spur innovation.

f*ck climate change