On our show for October 2nd, host Brent Ragsdale speaks with his guest, John Peach. John Peach is an applied mathematician who spent two decades in a research position at MIT working on problems at the intersection of math and physics. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and was employed by a national retail company to implement energy saving systems before returning to graduate school. He later realized that he was not saving as much energy as he thought because the company was using the money saved to build more stores. Now retired, he and a colleague, Jan De Wilde, started a blog, Wild Peaches. Check it :
Wild Peaches offers mind-sized STEM ideas and experiments, beyond the textbook.
Brent and John Peach will discuss peak oil. The oil age may be coming to a close much sooner than most people realize, and there is a growing gap between expectations and the thermodynamic reality of renewable energy.
How much oil remains for the world to produce depends on how much oil has been discovered, how much more we might expect to be discovered, and how much we’ve already used. John Peach has a YouTube video on the topic:
We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world. Our goal is to ensure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!
This will be a great radio hour!
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