Content by Kristen Minogue
The world needs a solar revolution to enter the era of energy sustainability and avert the floods, droughts and crop losses expected to result from global warming, according to one scientist.
But politics, economics and technical hurdles ensure the world will run on fossil fuels for the near future.
When astronomer Giles Novak flies south for the winter, he goes to a remote research station where summer comes in January and the sun doesn’t set for four months at a time. But with summer temperatures that don’t go higher than the 50s, the South Pole Station isn’t exactly the ideal place to get a tan.