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Stanley Whittingham

The Communications Revolution Was Enabled By Lithium Batteries, Now Taking On Climate Change
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As the Nobel Committee stated, “They have laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society, and are of the greatest benefit to humankind.” Now we must all take action.
The communications revolution disrupted humanity. Humanity now has instant access to news worldwide, information is at your fingertips, and meetings/classes are held remotely. This was enabled by new technology such as the internet and e.g. the i-phone (June 29, 2007). These were all enabled by the lithium battery. This generally has generally accepted as a positive disruption. However, the covid epidemic has been a very negative disruption, but it did highlight our ability to develop vaccines at record speed and the weaknesses of global supply chains.
The dramatic changes being wrought by climate change are now disrupting all our lives. The world must reduce global warming and this can be accomplished by using clean renewable energy and converting to electric transportation. I will discuss the role that energy storage can play in cleaning the environment, and the research and policy changes that are needed for us to be successful.