You’ve heard of wind and solar. But what about harnessing other forces of nature for energy? Like, tornadoes. That’s Louis Michaud’s idea. He’s an engineer who dreams of powering the world with tornado machines.
Flora Lichtman of The Adaptors Podcast filed this story for the public radio show Marketplace.
This hour-long radio edition of The Adaptors is being broadcast this spring on hundreds of public radio stations from one coast to another and in between. Flora Lichtman and Alex Chadwick introduce us to people with outside-the-box solutions for addressing climate change. Like an inventor in Canada who believes we can power the world with tornado machines, and a chemist who is building a better battery. Plus, a philosopher’s radical idea of engineering the human body to adapt to a changing climate.