Ramez Naam: Radical planetary optimism
September 30, 2016
Climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing, air pollution. We’re up against huge threats.
As clean energy and clean transportation plunge in price, as biotechnology revolutionizes our understanding of the natural world and as the developing world reaches the demographic transition, a world of greater prosperity with less impact on the planet becomes possible.
Make no mistake: The state of the environment will get worse before it gets better. But we can innovate our way past this crisis, and into a future far better than humanity has seen.