Energy Myths: Climate, Poverty and a Reason to Hope | Rachel Pritzker | TEDxBeaconStreet

Dec 4, 2015

Is energy use good…or bad?

In this thought-provoking talk, Rachel Pritzker reveals how most of the comfortable “truths” she had come to believe around climate, energy, and human development were in fact myths she needed to question. Her conclusions illuminate the path to a future in which everyone can enjoy healthy, prosperous lives on an ecologically vibrant planet.

Rachel Pritzker is president and founder of the Pritzker Innovation Fund, which supports the development and advancement of paradigm-shifting ideas to address the world’s most wicked problems. She chairs the Breakthrough Institute Advisory Board and is a board member of the Center for Global Development and Third Way. Rachel also serves on the advisory committee of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, and is a co-signor of An Ecomodernist Manifesto, which outlines a powerful alternative approach to climate mitigation and human development.