Professor Vaclav Smil Helps Us Understand the Modern World

May 6, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, Professor Vaclav Smil joins the show to discuss his new book, NUMBERS DON’T LIE: 71 Stories to Help Us Understand the Modern World.

Vaclav Smil's mission is to make facts matter. 

An environmental scientist, policy analyst, and a hugely prolific author, Smil is Bill Gates' go-to guy for making sense of our world. 

In his book, Smil answers questions such as: What's worse for the environment--your car or your phone? How much do the world's cows weigh (and what does it matter)? And, what makes people happy?