Harnessing the Wind

October 8, 2009

MailI love this interview.  Jon Stewart interviews William Kamkwamba, a boy from Malawi who constructed his own windmill, in his backyard, from junk.  Click on the book to visit his website.


  1. This topic is as idea dense as it is energy dense.

    The earth’s climate regulating mechanisms are the sun, the wind, and the water. Once we derive significant amounts of energy from these sources, the regulation of the climate will undergo unintended consequences, far more likely harmful than beneficial. The cure for such a tort has a greater cost than the value of the energy thus stripped from the breast of Mother Gaia.

    • I also like honey on buttered toast, the first sip of coffee in the morning, and fresh summer tomatoes.

      • Fresh summer breezes, first; then you may have all the rest of the bounty.

  2. I also thought it was a nice interview. Here is a link to his TED bio, where you can see both of his TED talks, including the one he mentions in the interview:


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