“What makes Tinker’s view distinctive is that he underscores the scale and time required to effect change. Most importantly, he shows why the less developed world is unlikely to go along with solutions promoted by energy-rich countries that will diminish further their hopes of escaping energy poverty.”
McBarnet praises Dr. Scott Tinker and Switch On director Harry Lynch for providing a humane perspective on energy access and the resulting effects on hunger, clothing, shelter, immigration and migration, population growth, healthcare, and empowerment of women.
McBarnet acknowledges that while the world’s focus is currently on Covid-19, there are some fundamental issues facing humans that will last long beyond the pandemic, such as energy poverty.
“The virtue of Tinker’s approach is that he sticks to some very basic, observable data and doesn’t push an agenda,” writes McBarnet.
The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) is a global professional, not-for-profit association for geoscientists and engineers with approximately 19,000 members worldwide.
You can read the full article in the First Break May Issue (Pages 16-17) for free here: https://issuu.com/eage/docs/url_mr_22029-fb20_may_complete/16
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