The Canary Media team of journalists, editors and digital media pros subjected itself to the hot glare of a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" interrogation and lived to tell the story.
Fielding the questions were:
Jeff St. John, Editor-in-Chief (u/jeff_canarymedia)
David Roberts, Editor-at-Large (u/drvoltswtf)
Emma Foehringer-Merchant, Contributing Writer (u/emmafm_at_canary)
Julian Spector, Editor (u/Julian_CanaryMedia)
Nick Rinaldi, General Manager (u/nick_canary)
It turns out the members of the r/Futurology subreddit asked loads of smart questions across the domains of energy, politics and journalism. Here's a sample of our conversations.
Practical decarbonization for homeowners!
There were a refreshing number of questions (and answers) about home electrification and decarbonization. People want to understand their financial and technological options.
Redditor tdcsqs: "In short, I want to be an early adopter, just don't want to get burned. Maybe Canary Media can take this as part of is portfolio. Finally, why is this in r/futurology? The time for the energy transition is right now!"
The question causes drama in the St. John household.
The Spector household is also induction-curious.
We got great answers from the Redditors too:
Existing technology or climate miracle required?
Can we decarbonize and electrify everything with the technology we possess? Or do we need fusion, economic carbon capture and storage, or something not yet invented to save us? John Kerry recently staked out his position in the debate when he said he's "not going to join the pessimists who think we are sitting around waiting for some new technology."
The Redditors weighed in on this for sure. As did David Roberts.
Advice for young energy professionals
You can read the full AMA here. So long, and thanks for all the questions!
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