James Conca, scientist in the field of earth and environmental sciences. Contributor to Forbes:Urban centers will not fare well after the pandemic because of their large population density. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this pandemic may well result in a more prosperous America in a few years. A boom in telecommuting, a new growth in U.S. manufacturing, another surge to the suburbs, changes in mass transit, and a small baby boom will change our energy use and our society. And more nuclear power will be needed. We agreed that short-term predictions are kind of easy – the recession is decreasing our energy use as we all hunker down, work from home, stop recreational travel, and shutter all restaurants, bars and sporting events. But what will happen when we come out of this pandemic and its associated recession?
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