March 20, 2019
What would we do without energy? The short answer is, “Nothing, absolutely nothing.” And sadly, most people know next to nothing about energy and its fundamental role in society and life itself. If you’ve ever tried to push a car a small distance down a street, then maybe you have some understanding. But do you know how many hours of human labor are contained in a barrel of oil? Or how much it would cost for people to do the work of a fossil-fueled machine? Or how hard a world champion cyclist has to pedal a bike to toast a single slice of Wonder Bread? In this episode of Crazy Town, Asher, Rob, and Jason look for answers as they tour the insane asylum where our energy habits reside.
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- The Energy Primer for the AP Environmental Science Student provides a solid start on understanding energy.
- Olympic track cyclist Robert Förstemann takes the toaster challenge.
- Statistics on crude oil usage.
- Average price of electricity.
- What a kilowatt hour can power.
- How society uses energy and units of measurement.
- Ski Dubai.
- 21 Jigawatts!