Fatih Birol is chief economist at the International Energy Agency, which works to ensure energy security for its 28 member countries, including the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan, and publishes the World Energy Outlook – the top strategic guide to global energy markets. Birol chairs the Davos (World Economic Forum) Energy Advisory Board and was named by Forbes as one of the most influential people in the world in energy.

Birol recently shared his thoughts with Ensia and Terry Waghorn of Forbes on climate change and our global energy future.