Foreword.- Part 1 - Energy.- From Aristotle to Nuclear Fusion - The Long Road to Realising What Energy Is. The Foundation of Civilisation.- The Comeback of Sustainable Energy - Why Fossil Energy Sources are Only a Footnote in Human History.- Electricity War and Smart Grids - The Key Role of Electricity Storage and Transport.- Part 2 - Climate.- A Brief History of the Climate - What Makes Current Global Warming so Special.- The Beat of the Butterfly's Wings - How Climate Research and Climate Models Work.- From Knowledge to Action - The Risk Ethics of Climate Policy.- Climate Deniers, Climate Hysterics and Nimbys - In the Self-Service Shop of Arguments.- Part 3 - Power.- The Path of Renewable Electricity - From Niche Products to the High-tech Innovations of the Future.- The Wild Cards in the Game - How Game Changers Could Change Everything.- Yes, we can - The Marketability of Renewable Energies.- Re-parking in the Mind - The Second Half of the Road to an Ecological Society.- Part 4 - Society.- The Economy of the Future - From the Struggle for Resources to the Economy of Sharing.- The Unfortunate Primacy of Economics - Why Politics Must Set Limits to the Markets.- In the Interest of All Humankind - The Long Road from National Energy Concepts to Global Politics.- A Construction Site for Us All - The Victory of Climate Ethics.
About the Author
Lars Jaeger, aged 51, studied physics, mathematics, philosophy and history in Bonn and Paris and spent several years researching theoretical physics in the field of quantum field theories and chaos theory. He has lived near Zurich for twenty years, where--as an entrepreneurial thinker--he has built up two companies of his own that use mathematical methods to model global capital markets. At the same time, his enthusiasm for the natural sciences and philosophy has never left him. He is the author of numerous books on the history of natural sciences, modern technologies and their consequences, quantum technologies, etc.