America’s Energy Future: MinuteEarth At The DemDebate

America’s Energy Future: MinuteEarth At The DemDebate

YouTube and NBC invited us to make a video for the final Democratic Candidate’s Debate before the US Presidential primaries. Here’s our video (about climate change & energy), Lester Holt’s question, & the candidates’ responses.

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– Vidhya Krishnaraj
– Luka Leskovsek
– Duhilio Patino
– Alberto Bortoni
– Valentin
– Nicholas Buckendorf
– Antoine Coeur
– Ahmed
– Muhammad Shifaz
– Tony Fadell
– Jeff Straathof
– Mark Roth
– Maarten Bremer
– Today I Found Out


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climate change, global warming, alternative energy, renewable energy, fossil fuels


Script Writer: Kate Yoshida (twitter:@KateYoshida)
Script Editor: Emily Elert (twitter:@eelert)
Video Illustrator: Ever Salazar (twitter:@eversalazar)
Video Director: Emily Elert (twitter:@eelert)
With Contributions From: Henry Reich (twitter:@minutephysics), Alex Reich (twitter:@alexhreich), Peter Reich, and Omkar Bhagat: (twitter:@TheCuriousEnggr)
Music by: Nathaniel Schroeder:

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Total US energy consumption by source in 2014
82% fossil fuels (petroleum 35%, coal 18%, natural gas 28%)
10% renewables (solar 0.4%, geothermal 0.2%, wind 1.8%, biofuels 5%, hydro 2.6%)
8% nuclear

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