Severin Borenstein: How Realistic is a Sustainable Future?

In the face of what many experts have called the greatest threat to human existence on this planet, why aren’t tangible steps being taken to solve the problem of global warming on an institutional, macro level?

The answer, according to Dr. Severin Borenstein, is pure economics. As an expert on the economics of the energy sector and professor at the University of California Berkeley , Borenstien has been studying the hurdles that society faces when trying to reduce our carbon emissions. As it turns out, and as Borenstein explains in his keynote address that he delivered at the University of Alberta on October 26th, 2012, these challenges are a lot more formidable than you might think.