Can we innovate infinitely?

Susanna Sutherland, of Sutherland & Associates, offers a critique of The infinite resource: the power of ideas on a finite planet by Ramez Naam. Naam contends that with innovation and expanding human knowledge, humanity will meet the very real and enormous environmental challenges we face. Ms. Sutherland summarizes, "Though dealing with global issues, this book notes that individual choices drive big picture outcomes. It contends that what you and I chose to think, say, do, not do, support, or oppose—here in Knoxville—impacts more than just Knoxville. It reminds us that the incredible quality of life we enjoy comes with a caretaker’s responsibility." (Recorded November 19, 2014)