QP6: The Great Simplification, with Nathan Hagens

Quillwood Podcast

Mar 2 2022 • 55 mins

Nathan Hagens founded the Institute for the Study of Energy and Our Future, and hosts The Great Simplification podcast. In this episode he and Eric talk about the genesis of his phrase The Great Simplification, the link between debt and growth, energy blindness, the three grand challenges facing us today, finding our people, and attending to our mental health and resilience, among other things.

Outline

  • 00:00 - 02:33 — Episode introduction
  • 02:36 - 14:24 — The genesis of The Great Simplification
  • 14:24 - 19:22 — Avoiding binary outcomes
  • 19:22 - 26:24 — The link between debt and growth
  • 26:24 - 33:44 — Energy blindness
  • 33:44 - 36:19 — Energy and power density of fossil carbon
  • 36:19 - 40:04 — Three grand challenges
  • 40:04 - 44:22 — Finding our people, talking this through
  • 44:22 - 48:09 — Attending to our mental health and resilience
  • 48:09 - 54:27 — Walking the talk and staying grateful
  • 54:27 - 55:24 — Episode wrap-up

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