A program from the Climate One series focused on the future of fossil fuels. Investigative reporter and Hibbing, Minnesota native Bethany McLean is out with a new book, "Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It's Changing the World."
She exposed the Enron scandal and explained the 2008 financial crisis... now she turns her attention to the world's largest oil producer, the USA.
Is new development of fossil fuels consistent with the math of the Paris climate accord?
Bethany McLean is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine, and known for her work on the Enron scandal and the 2008 financial crisis. She had been an editor-at-large and columnist for Fortune and a contributor to Slate.
Her previous books were "The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron" (which was made into a movie) and "All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis."
The Commonwealth Club of California's "Climate One" series is hosted by Greg Dalton. His other guests this hour are:
Kassie Siegel, senior counsel, Climate Law Institute Director at Center for Biological Diversity.
Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California.