Climate One: Saudi America 11-10-2018

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Host: Greg Dalton

Guests: Bethany McLean, Author, Saudi America: The Truth about Fracking and How It’s Changing the World; Kassie Siegel, Senior Counsel, Climate Law Institute Director at Center for Biological Diversity; Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California

Production of oil and gas in the U.S. has surged to levels unthinkable a decade ago due to the revolution in hydraulic fracturing, which has helped the country surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s largest oil producer. In her latest book, Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World, Bethany McLean explores the past, present and future of fracking in America. Yet new development of fossil fuels is simply not consistent with the math of the Paris climate accord, leading us all to ask: What’s next for fossil fuels?

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