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Prediction: Saving the earth will be boring


Sam Roggeveen


24 November 2008 14:57

Showpiece green building projects like the Bahrain World Trade Center (pictured), with inbuilt wind power generation, are pretty impressive to look at.

But the big gains in greenhouse emission reductions are likely to come from less spectacular technical innovation and policy change, as this report from the American Physical Society lays out. The good news is that a lot of the necessary technology already exists, and that a focus on efficiency has worked before. (H/t Fallows.)

Photo by Flickr user clearbrian, used under a Creative Commons license.