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Pokécology: people will never put down their phones, but games can get them focused on nature

By Jessie Buettel & Barry Brook. Original published on The Conversation. Anyone who has been outdoors in a populated area in the past month will be aware of the massive success of Pokémon GO, which has rocketed to the top of the gaming charts. People have been avidly collecting Pokémon creatures in various media formats […]

Climate Change Scenarios Techno-fix

Techno-fixes for climate change

Last week I presented at the Australian Academy of Science on ‘techno-fixes for climate change’. This talk was part of an AAS series organised by Bryan Gaensler called “Science Fiction becomes Science Fact“. My talk was vodcast, and goes for 38 min, followed up by about 17 min of Q&A with the audience at the Shine […]

Future Scenarios Techno-fix

An Ecomodernist Manifesto: intensify to spare nature

Originally published here on The Conversation. Earth is now a human planet. Our species uses of a large proportion of its land-surface area for living space, agriculture and mining. We domesticate and transport a multiplicity of plant and animal species across continents. We sequester and divert freshwater. We heavily exploit the world’s plants, animals and […]

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Entering Space – ultimate energy resources?

Entering Space – Ultimate Energy Resources? I recently read a book called ‘Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization‘, by Robert Zubrin. I’ve been covering a lot of this literature as I think it may have a lot to tell us about how to best tackle a slew of 21st century problems in planetary resource management. […]