That’s the title of my latest Science Progress column. The argument is that amid all this talk about energy, we need to get the scientific community as a whole more integrally involved–and indeed, get American science as an institution to fully embrace what will surely be its new, generational mission: Pursue the energy innovations that will save our economy, our climate, and our planet.
Now, to be sure, the idea that we need energy innovation is already out there, big time–but its poster child today is basically T. Boone Pickens, rather than any scientist. That’s got to change.
You can read the whole piece here.