Outrage + Optimism / Special Series
The Future of Transport
The transport sector is at a tipping point, where technologies and fuels have advanced so significantly, the shift to clean up at a systemic level is in our hands. Is the end of the fossil fuel driven combustion engine in sight?
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About this series
Some of the greatest advancements and best minds of their time created the locomotives, automobiles, ship engines and airplanes that fuelled the industrial revolution and transformed the ability of humans to trade and travel across vast distances. With a few technological improvements over time, these same modes of transport and travel still underpin the global economy in 2020.
Whilst these forms of transport are more efficient today than when they were invented, mainly in the 1800s, their reliance on fossil fuels puts the transport sector and humanity in danger. The continued use of fossil fuels in the transportation sector contaminates the air we breathe, the land and the ocean and is the major cause of climate change. Nearly 30% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from burning fossil fuels to power our cars, trains, ships, trucks and airplanes. We have to radically change it all.
This Outrage + Optimism investigative series on The Future of Transport explores how the transport sector can shift from a growing problem, causing irreparable damage to the wellbeing of people and planet, to clean up at a systemic level, and become a beacon of hope.
87: The Future of Urban Transport
04 February 2021
This is our fourth and final episode of an Outrage + Optimism investigative series on The Future of Transport.
85: The Future of Shipping
15 January 2021
This is our third episode of an Outrage + Optimism investigative series on The Future of Transport.
80: The Future of Fuels
27 November 2020
There’s no denying that for over a century, fossil fuels have played a key role in humanity’s progress. But at a cost.
74: The Future of Flight
16 October 2020
This is the first of an Outrage + Optimism investigative series on The Future of Transport.
48: It's a GZERO World with Ian Bremmer (COVID and Climate #4)
17 April 2020
There’s a leadership vacuum in the world, and Ian Bremmer, creator of the term “GZERO” has been telling us for years.
39: Science! Leadership! Action! with Rainn Wilson, Dr. Gail Whiteman, and David Perry
14 February 2020
This week we deviate from the normal episode with 3 of our friends!