Trending Speaker: Meet Vaclav Smil, Renowned Expert on Energy, Environment, Food & Tech
27 Feb 2023
Named a Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy, Vaclav Smil is an acclaimed author, scholar and thought leader who has quickly become one of APB's most requested speakers of 2023. Having spent his career exploring new ground in the fields of energy, environment, food production, technical innovation, risk assessment and public policy, he is a larger-than-life figure in scientific discussions around our society’s response to climate change—especially the potential of energy transitions.
As the author of such popular books as How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We're Going and Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World, Smil shares his perspective in a way that makes scientific expertise accessible to the layperson without oversimplifying the complexities at hand. Said Bill Gates, “There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil.”
As our global systems become increasingly in need of tectonic shifts towards sustainable energy sources and away from boundless consumption, Smil’s voice continues to become more and more crucial to all audiences.